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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Last of Us’ Renewed, ‘Rabbit Hole’ Teaser, Michael B. Jordan Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘America in Black’ Premiere Date, ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ Canceled, ‘Somebody Feed Phil’ Renewed, and More!

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HBO has renewed The Last of Us for a second season. The series takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival. The series is based on the video game of the same name. Season one stars Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Gabriel Luna, Anna Torv, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, Melanie Lynskey, Storm Reid, Merle Dandridge, Jeffrey Pierce, Lamar Johnson, Keivonn Woodard, Graham Greene, Elaine Miles, Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker. 

Rabbit Hole premieres on Paramount+ March 26. The series follows John Weir, played by Kiefer Sutherland, a master of deception in the world of corporate espionage, who is framed for murder by powerful forces who have the ability to influence and control populations. 

Michael B. Jordan will be hosting Saturday Night Live January 28. Lil Baby will perform as musical guest. This will be Jordan’s first time as host and Lil Baby’s first time as musical guest. 

BET and CBS News have announced a new primetime newsmagazine series, America in Black, premiering February 19 on BET and VH1. It will also be available on BET Her, BET+, VH1 and the CBS News Streaming Network. The groundbreaking show will feature original reporting by Gayle King, James Brown, Ed Gordon, Michelle Miller, Jericka Duncan, Vladimir Duthiers, Marc Lamont Hill, Wesley Lowery, Errol Barnett, Danya Bacchus, Skyler Henry and more. Each episode will go beyond the headlines to illuminate and elevate the leading issues, stories and people impacting Black America. From hip-hop on trial to the banning of Black history in schools across the nation to original celebrity profiles and interviews, each edition will deliver original, high-quality storytelling and ambitious journalism with a unique and distinct POV. 

CNBC has canceled Jay Leno’s Garage after seven seasons. Hosted byJay Leno, the series explores our obsession with all things automotive. From classic cars to supercars and everything in-between, Jay is hitting the road to discover the most exciting, weird and wonderful vehicles ever made and meet the passionate people behind their wheels. Each one-hour themed episode features a mix of stunts, challenges, reviews, and celebrity interviews that showcases the colorful history of the automobile. Whether he’s exploring the story of an iconic brand, road-testing the newest super car, or investigating the latest automotive innovations, there is no wheel Jay won’t get behind to tell the story of our love affair with the car.

Netflix has renewed Somebody Feed Phil for a seventh season. The series follows Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal as he travels the globe to take in the local cuisine and culture of cities around the world. 

Zach Tinker has been cast in CBS’ Fire Country. The first episode featuring his character will air January 29 after the AFC Championship game. The series has been renewed for a second season. 

ABC News will air special programming dedicated to Black History Month this February. Soul of a Nation Presents: Black in Vegas will air February 1. Good Morning America will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with dedicated profiles, segments and series. The planned coverage includes a three-part series highlighting HBCUs, segments honoring a Black healthcare community hero, an artist pushing for social change, Black influencers and trendsetters, Black women in sports, the Harlem Renaissance and more. “Deals and Steals” will include products from Black-owned businesses. World News Tonight with David Muir will dedicate the month of February to Black History Month, celebrating those across the country who are making a difference in their communities within its “America Strong” and “Made in America” segments. Nightline will air special content and features surrounding Black History Month throughout February. This Week with George Stephanopoulos will celebrate Black History Month with interviews featuring prominent political Black leaders and dedicated segments focused on issues that directly impact the Black community. GMA3: What You Need to Know will highlight Black stories throughout the month, notably profiling WGPR, the first Black-owned and operated television station in America. The View will honor unknown African American pioneers, trailblazers, innovators and thought leaders. The show will spotlight these hidden figures who have made a significant impact on American life in politics, social justice, the arts, science, sports and business with its “Black History Month FYI” series airing several days each week in February. ABC News Live will go beyond the headlines to find unique content to bring to viewers during Black History Month. Every Wednesday, the new series “Culture Conversations” will bring viewers into the discussion between two greats. Additionally, dayside programming will have two live segments each week featuring Black stories, and “Prime with Linsey Davis” will air impactful interviews and segments in accordance with Black History Month. Topics will be wide ranging and include conversations with prominent black leaders in industries such as dance, food, sports, music and more. 

Prime Video is developing a series based on the Tomb Raider franchise. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is attached to write the script for the series. A previously announced anime series based on the video game will premiere on Netflix. 

Naked and Afraid returns for a new season February 19 on Discovery Channel. From the brutal jungles of Guyana to the notorious Devil’s Canyon in Mexico – a forbidding and hostile location where no one has been able to endure more than a few days before tapping out – this season will push even the most experienced survivalists to new extremes. With unprecedented obstacles and the stakes higher than ever, these diverse, history-making duos must find a way to work together with no water, no food and no clothes to endure the Everest of survival challenges. 

T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach will be exiting GMA3: What You Need To Know. They will also being leaving ABC News. The news comes following their real life affair was revealed in the press, leading to them being pulled from the series in September. The two had hosted the show since it premiered in September 2020. 

Season two of Bloodlands will premiere on Acorn TV February 6. The six episode season follows Brannick as he’s pulled into a desperate hunt for a treasure that’s been hidden since the dark days of Goliath. The murder of a crooked accountant unravels a trail of greed that threatens to expose the true identity of the legendary assassin codenamed Goliath. 

Pokemon Ultimate Journeys: The Series Part 2 premieres on Netflix February 24. Ash & Goh can’t wait to embark on more amazing adventures! 

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

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