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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘La Brea’ Renewed, ‘King of the Hill’ Reboot Ordered, ‘The FBIs’ to Crossover, ‘Reboot’ Canceled, CBS Orders ‘The Good Wife’ Spinoff and ‘Matlock’ Reboot Pilots, DC Studios TV Series Announced, and More!

LA BREA -- Pictured: "La Brea" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBC)

NBC has renewed La Brea for a third season. The series, which returns for its midseason premiere tonight, follows an epic family adventure after a massive sinkhole opens in Los Angeles pulling people and buildings into a mysterious and dangerous primeval land where they have no choice but to band together to survive. The cast includes Natalie Zea, Eoin Macken, Jon Seda, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chiké Okonkwo, Zyra Gorecki, Jack Martin, Veronica St. Clair, Rohan Mirchandaney, Lily Santiago, Josh McKenzie, Tonantzin Carmelo and Michelle Vergara Moore. 

Hulu has ordered a King of the Hill reboot. The animated series will star original voice talent including Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Stephen Root, Pamela Adlon, Johnny Hardwick and Lauren Tom. The reboot has been in the works since the 2017 San Francisco Sketchfest, where Judge and Daniels reconnected with the cast and celebrated the 20th anniversary of King of the Hill. The series followed the life of Hank Hill, an enthusiastic seller of propane and propane accessories; his wife, Peggy, local Boggle champ and substitute teacher; and their 13-year-old son, Bobby, who defies any expectation his father had for a son. Hank’s friends – conspiracy theorist Dale, military barber Bill and cool but inarticulate Boomhauer, along with Peggy’s friends Minh and meteorologist Nancy, and Bobby’s friend Connie help the Hills navigate a changing world. 

The teams from FBI, FBI: International and FBI: Most Wanted will join forces in an action-packed new global crossover event, April 4 on CBS. The event will kick off with FBI: International, then FBI, concluding with FBI: Most Wanted. Details on the high-stakes bicontinental case will be announced in the following weeks. 

Hulu has canceled comedy series Reboot after one season. Creator Steve Levitan is shopping the series to other outlets. The series followed the cast of an early 2000’s family sitcom that got rebooted, forcing its dysfunctional cast back together. Now they must deal with their unresolved issues in today’s fast-changing world. It starred Keegan-Michael Key, Judy Greer, Johnny Knoxville, Paul Reiser, Rachel Bloom, Calum Worthy and Krista Marie Yu. 

CBS has ordered pilots for a potential The Good Wife spinoff titled Elsbeth starring Carrie Preston  as well as a Matlock reboot starring Kathy Bates. It has also opened writers rooms for two potential 2024-2025 season series The Pact, a medical drama and Watson, a medical series in a word where Sherlock Holmes has died. 

DC Studios has announced a slate of new television projects for the new DC Universe. Seven episode animated series Creature Commandos will follow a black ops team created by Amanda Waller that is made up of monstrous prisoners. A Peacemaker spinoff, Waller will star Viola Davis and features Team Peacemaker. Booster Gold follows a man who uses basic technology from the future to pretend to be a superhero in present day. Lanterns, replacing the previously ordered Green Lantern series, follows intergalactic cops John Stewart and Hal Jordan as they uncover a dark mystery. Lastly, Paradise Lost, set in Themyscira, home of the Amazons and birthplace of Wonder Woman, will focuses on the genesis and political intrigue of an island of all women. 

FX has canceled Kindred after one season. The time travel series was based on the novel by Octavia E. Butler. As Dana, a young Black woman and aspiring writer, begins to settle in her new home, she finds herself being pulled back and forth in time, emerging at a nineteenth-century plantation and confronting secrets she never knew ran through her blood. 

The Power will premiere on Prime Video March 31. The emotionally driven global thriller is based on book by Naomi Alderman. The Power is our world, but for one twist of nature. Suddenly, and without warning, teenage girls develop the power to electrocute people at will. The series features a cast of remarkable characters from London to Seattle, Nigeria to Eastern Europe, as the Power evolves from a tingle in teenagers’ collarbones to a complete reversal of the power balance of the world. The series stars Toni Collette, alongside John Leguizam, Auli’i Cravalho, Toheeb Jimoh, Josh Charles, Eddie Marsan, Ria Zmitrowicz, Zrinka Cvitešić, and Halle Bush.

Season three of Love is Blind: After the Altar premieres 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?

Limited series SWV & XSCAPE: The Queens of R&B premieres March 5 on Bravo. The series puts fans in a VIP front-row seat and offers backstage access to ’90s nostalgia as SWV and XSCAPE pull back the curtain on their personal and professional lives and prepare to hit the stage together. As they come together for a spectacular one-night-only concert event, these seven powerful voices must juggle family and career commitments while learning to collaborate with their fiercest competitors. The ladies will take viewers on the ultimate fan experience as they reveal the inner workings of putting on a live concert and expose the discord and complex dynamics of sisterhood within singing groups – such as the bombshell revelation of the Scott sisters’ dark secret, which threatens to tear their family apart and drive a wedge between XSCAPE. From wars about set design and setlists, to epic battles over which group should headline, these women don’t hold back. Each episode will capture the highs and lows of their journey as they race against a ticking clock to create a career-reigniting concert.

Black + Iconic will premiere on BET February 18. The four episode docuseries explores the profound impact and lasting influence of seminal Black icons in fashion, music, film, and dance. It examines the momentous achievements of Black people across various fields while celebrating the power of Black cultural innovators. 

Spring Baking Championship and Spring Baking Championship: Easter will premiere back to back March 6 on Food Network. On Spring Baking Championship, host Jesse Palmer puts a dozen talented bakers to the test in 10 episodes featuring unique challenges that showcase all the things we love about springtime – flowers, garden parties, weddings, and more. The bakers must illustrate their skill, passion and, most of all, love for baking while ensuring their flavors and decorations embody the season to win over judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller, and Duff Goldman. Sunny Anderson returns to bring viewers into a fantastical Easter wonderland in the six-episode baking competition, Spring Baking Championship: Easter. Eight impressive bakers must create delicious, over-the-top holiday masterpieces inspired by colorful candy and whimsical Easter themes. Judges Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young help determine which baker has the skills to take the cake and win the coveted Golden Easter Egg. 

Showtime will not be moving forward on a second season of Dexter: New Blood. Instead, the network is developing a series focusing on a young Dexter. 

Nina Ali has exited The Real Housewives Of Dubai after one season. The Bravo reality star made the announcement ahead of production on season two. The cast includes Chanel Ayan, Carolina Brooks, Sara Al Madani, Lesa Milan and Caroline Stanbury.

New syndicated courtroom series Equal Justice with Judge Eboni K. Williams will debut this coming fall. Williams will be the youngest judge of any syndicated court show in the fall 2023 season. 

Prime Video has acquired exclusive U.S. streaming rights for The Devil’s Confession: The Lost Eichmann Tapes. Premiering January 31, the three episode docuseries features never-before-heard confessions from Adolf Eichmann, a chief architect in the planning and implementation of the Holocaust’s “Final Solution.” 

The 65th Annual Grammy Awards will feature a Hip Hop 50 tribute performance. The artist lineup will be announced in the coming days. The ceremony airs live on CBS February 5. 

Sunday Night Rocks returns to AXS TV with the premieres of Rockstar Shuffle and Parking Lot Payday on February 19. Rockstar Shuffle gives music lovers a rare look into their favorite rock icons as they share their own priceless stories, showoff their personal collections of music memorabilia, reflect on the most-treasured memories from their acclaimed careers, and so much more. Parking Lot Payday, hosted by Zach Selwyn, features two metal-fueled episodes where concert-goers are tested on their knowledge of Mötley Crüe trivia in this new episode and then Metallica. 

Nate Burleson and Charli D’Amelio will host the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 live from the Microsoft Theater March 4. The awards will celebrate fans’ favorites from across the worlds of film, television, music, sports and more.

Peacock will no longer offer a free tier for new members. Only paid plans will be offered for new sign ups. Current registered users will still be able to use the free tier. 

Showtime and Paramount+ have begun pulling content from their services. The move comes following HBO Max similarly removing titles from its catalog in efforts to cut costs. Series removed include Kidding, American Rust, Wakefield, Super Pumped, The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder and On Becoming a God In Central Florida. 

Roku has locked a FAST deal with Warner Bros. Discovery for The Roku Channel. New FAST channels will feature popular titles including Westworld, The Bachelor, Cake Boss, Say Yes to the Dress, F-Boy Island, and more. The deal will also usher in about 2000 hours of on-demand library programming to The Roku Channel. Hundreds of TV series and movies from Warner Bros. Discovery’s esteemed brand portfolio, including HBO, HBO Max, Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, and more, will now be available for audiences to stream for free on The Roku Channel. 

In Love All Over Again will premiere on Netflix February 14. Ever since they met, Irene and Julio have been falling in love, splitting up, and then trying again. Will they ever find their happy ending?

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

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