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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Riverdale’ and ‘Nancy Drew’ Premiere Dates, ‘Dead End: Paranormal Park’ Canceled, TNT Drops ‘Snowpiercer’, ‘Uncoupled’ Canceled, ‘Phineas and Ferb’ To Return, ‘Yellowjackets’ Teaser, and More!

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The CW has set premiere dates for the final seasons of Riverdale and Nancy Drew. Season seven of Riverdale will premiere March 29 at 9, following The Flash. Season four of Nancy Drew will premiere May 31 at 8. Both series will conclude in a must-watch event on the same night, August 23. 

Netflix has canceled Dead End: Paranormal Park after two seasons. The series followed Barney, his dog Pugsley (who can now walk and talk after an exorcism gone wrong– it’s a long story!), Norma and a thousand-year-old sardonic demon named Courtney who must work together to battle paranormal scares and maybe…just maybe, save the world!

The already filmed fourth, and final season of Snowpiercer will not air on TNT. The series production company is in the process of shopping it to other outlets. They also hope to pitch potential sequels and prequels to create a bigger universe. 

Netflix has canceled Uncoupled after one season. Stunned when his longtime boyfriend moves out, a New York City real estate broker faces the prospect of starting over – and dating again – in his 40s.

Dan Povenmire has signed a new overall deal with Disney Branded Television which includes production of 40 all-new episodes of Phineas and Ferb, set to air on Disney+, and a second season renewal of the animated superhero series Hamster & Gretel. Additionally he will develop live-action projects. 

Showtime’s Yellowjackets returns for season two March 24 streaming, March 26 on air. Equal parts survival epic, psychological horror story and coming-of-age drama, the series is the saga of a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness. The series chronicles their descent from a complicated but thriving team to savage clans, while also tracking the lives they’ve attempted to piece back together nearly 25 years later, proving that the past is never really past and what began out in the wilderness is far from over. 

History of the World, Part II will premiere on hulu March 6. Two new episodes will drop daily, with the finale set for March 9. After waiting over 40 years there is finally a sequel to the seminal Mel Brooks film, “History of the World, Part I,” with each episode featuring a variety of sketches that take us through different periods of human history. The series stars Mel Brooks, Wanda Sykes, Nick Kroll, and Ike Barinholtz. Also set to appear are Pamela Adlon, Tim Baltz, Zazie Beetz, Jillian Bell, Quinta Brunson, Dove Cameron, D’Arcy Carden , Ronny Chieng, Rob Corddry, Danny DeVito, David Duchovny, Hannah Einbinder, Jay Ellis, Josh Gad, Kimiko Glenn, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Jake Johnson, Richard Kind, Johnny Knoxville, Lauren Lapkus, Jenifer Lewis, Poppy Liu, Joe Lo Truglio, Jason Mantzoukas, Ken Marino, Jack McBrayer, Zahn McClarnon, Charles Melton, Kumail Nanjiani, Brock O’Hurn, Andrew Rannells, Emily Ratajkowski, Sam Richardson, Nick Robinson, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Timothy Simons, J.B. Smoove, David Wain, Taika Waititi, Reggie Watts, and Tyler James Williams. 

Anime series Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre premieres on Netflix January 19. From the mind of horror manga maestro Junji Ito comes a spine-tingling selection of some of his most bizarre, disturbing and terrifying tales.

Hulu’s Up Here will premiere March 24. The series is a musical romantic comedy set in New York City in the waning days of 1999, following the extraordinary story of one ordinary couple, Lindsay and Miguel, as they fall in love and discover that the single greatest obstacle to finding happiness together might just be themselves – and the treacherous world of memories, obsessions, fears and fantasies that lives inside their heads. The series stars Mae Whitman, Carlos Valdes, Katie Finneran, John Hodgman, Andréa Burns, Sophia Hammons, and Emilia Suárez. 

Jack Cutmore-Scott has been cast in Paramount+’s Fraiser revival. He will play Frasier Crane’s son Freddy. Nicholas Lyndhurst has also been cast as a friend of Fraiser’s who is a professor. 

Season two of hulu’s The Bear will premiere this summer. The second season will also see its episode count go up to ten episodes. Carmy, a young fine-dining chef, comes home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop. As he fights to transform the shop and himself, he works alongside a rough-around-the-edges crew that ultimately reveal themselves as his chosen family.

Music competition series My Kind of Country premieres on Apple TV+ March 24. The series breaks down barriers in country music by providing an extraordinary opportunity to diverse and innovative artists from around the world. Scouts Jimmie Allen, Mickey Guyton and Orville Peck each hand-pick a roster of exceptional up-and-coming artists and invite them to the home of country music in Nashville, Tennessee, to showcase their unique sound. The competition winner will receive a life-changing prize from Apple Music, receiving unprecedented support and exposure on the platform. Reese Witherspoon and Kacey Musgraves are also featured in the series.

Morgan Freeman has joined the cast of Paramount+’s Lioness. He will star alongside Zoe Saldaña, Nicole Kidman, and Laysla De Oliveira. Freeman will play Edwin Mullins, the United States secretary of state. The series is based on a real-life CIA program and follows Cruz Manuelos, a rough-around-the-edges but passionate young Marine recruited to join the CIA’s Lioness Engagement Team to help bring down a terrorist organization from within.

Demi Lovato, Don Cheadle, Killer Mike, Machine Gun Kelly, Megan Fox, Rick Ross, Travis Barker, Usher and more are set to appear in the upcoming third season of Dave. The FXX series will see Dave headlining his first-ever tour, and looking for love along the way. But as he and the gang crisscross America, they discover firsthand how diverse the cultural landscape of the United States really is – and how often fame puts pressure on love and friendship. The season premiere airs April 5. 

Disney Junior has renewed three series. Firebuds, Superkitties and Pupstruction will all return for second seasons. Both Firebuds and SuperKitties are currently airing on Disney Channel and Disney Junior, with some episodes also available to stream on Disney+. Pupstruction debuts summer 2023 on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney+.  

Following the announcement that Paramount Global will not be doing a traditional upfront presentation, Netflix will now take their originally scheduled May 17 date. This will be Netflix’s first upfront presentation. 

Hallie Jackson Reports will be ending on MSNBC as she expands her NBC News Now show Hallie Jackson Now to three hours. Chris Jansing Reports will expand to two hours on MSNBC from 1 to 3. Katy Tur Reports will then air at 3. 

The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder premieres on Disney+ February 1. The new season continues to tell entertaining and laugh out-loud stories, while highlighting culturally specific experiences of the Black community and addressing universal topics. Various storylines this season include self-worth, interracial dating and Juneteenth. 

National Geographic has ordered Underdogs from Ryan Reynolds. The ten episode unconventional natural history series tells the story of the heroic underdogs of the natural world – the good, the bad and the frankly ugly. Reynolds will narrate, bringing his distinctive voice and humorous take to the natural world through a groundbreaking partnership that bakes humor into the storytelling from the ground up. 

Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur premieres on Disney Channel February 10. The first six episodes will begin streaming on Disney+ February 15. Based on Marvel’s hit comic books, the series follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur, whom she accidentally brings through time into present-day New York City. Equipped with Devil’s fierce loyalty and brawn, the loving support of her family and best friend Casey, Lunella sets out to make a difference and protect her Lower East Side neighborhood from danger. 

Secrets of the Elephants premieres April 21 on National Geographic. In this docuseries, we travel the globe to meet different families of elephants, each with their own set of remarkable cultural behaviors which they’ve adapted to suit the environment in which they live. This series deploys the latest science and brand-new camera technology to reveal the elephant’s secret world, revealing not just how truly extraordinary they are in their own right but also how similar they are to humans. Desert elephants, forest elephants, Asian elephants and African savannah elephants each have an incredible story of intelligence, grace and survival to tell.

Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming, with Dave Letterman will premiere on Disney+ March 17. Dave Letterman, on his first visit to Dublin, will hang out with Bono and The Edge in their hometown, experience Dublin, and join the two U2 musicians for a concert performance unlike any they’ve done before. It will focus on the extraordinary relationship between Bono and The Edge and how it has developed across 45-plus years of close friendship and one of the most remarkable songwriting partnerships in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, plus document Dublin through Dave’s eyes as he experiences Bono and The Edge’s home city for the first time. 

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

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