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Season three of The Mandalorian premieres on Disney+ March 1. The journeys of the Mandalorian through the Star Wars galaxy continue. Once a lone bounty hunter, Din Djarin has reunited with Grogu. Meanwhile, the New Republic struggles to lead the galaxy away from its dark history. The Mandalorian will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies as he and Grogu continue their journey together. The series stars Pedro Pascal, Katee Sackhoff, Carl Weathers, Amy Sedaris, Emily Swallow and Giancarlo Esposito. The directors of the eight-episode season include Rick Famuyiwa, Rachel Morrison, Lee Isaac Chung, Carl Weathers, Peter Ramsey and Bryce Dallas Howard. 

The third and final season of Animaniacs will premiere February 17 on hulu with all ten episodes. Yakko, Wakko, and Dot return with an all-new season of laughs, songs, pop culture parodies, and enough zany antics to fill a water tower (or at least 10 episodes!). Pinky and Brain’s never ending plans to take over the world journey them to the ends of new lands, deserts, and even the space time continuum. And while new friends, Starbox and Cindy continue their play date, the Warner siblings must battle their way out of a video game, learn the secrets of being a teen influencer, and escape a mad scientist’s island all while finding time to teach us about the threat of global warming! 

Meet Netflix’s most eligible singles who are back for a new spin at romance! How will these reality stars fare in the ultimate game of love? Perfect Match premieres this Valentine’s Day, February 14. The twelve episode series brings together the most famously single stars of Netflix’s unscripted series (Love Is Blind, The Ultimatum, Too Hot To Handle, The Mole, Selling Tampa, The Circle, Twentysomethings: Austin, and Sexy Beasts) to a tropical paradise in an attempt to find love. As they compete to form relationships, the most compatible couples will play matchmaker, breaking up other couples and sending them on dates with brand-new singles they’ll invite to the villa. Will they create better matches, or will they create chaos? In this over-the-top journey of strategy and dating hosted by Nick Lachey, only one couple will be crowned the Perfect Match. 

Farmer Wants a Wife premieres on Fox March 8. Hosted by Jennifer Nettles, the unscripted dating show follows four hard-working farmers – Ryan Black, Allen Foster, Hunter Grayson and Landon Heaton – in search of real, lasting love. Each farmer hosts a group of single women who leave behind the comfort and convenience of city life for the charms and challenges of country living, as they embark on an adventure that could change the course of their lives forever.

Hulu has renewed Shoresy for a second season. The series follows the foul-mouthed, chirp-serving, mother-loving, fan-favorite Letterkenny character, Shoresy, as he joins a senior AAA hockey team in Sudbury on a quest to never lose again. 

Meryl Streep has joined the cast of hulu’s Only Murders in the Building. She joins Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, Martin Short and Paul Rudd in the upcoming third season. 

The Drew Barrymore Show has been renewed through the 2023-2024 season. The Drew Barrymore Show is optimism TV, bringing information, inspiration, and entertainment to the daytime audience. Known world-wide for her infectious brand of humor and positivity, host Drew Barrymore shares her undeniably relatable point of view on the show while celebrating every part of humanity along the way. Drew’s creating a movement to march in the army of optimism with a multi-topic format. She elevates, inspires and entertains in every area and in every segment from human interest stories to happy news to lifestyle segments and celebrity guests. Join Drew and her Drew’s News co-host Ross Mathews every day as they break down the most surprising and compelling stories from pop culture to human-interest and beyond.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always, a scripted, stand-alone 30th anniversary special will premiere on Netflix April 19. Some of the franchise’s most beloved Rangers, including original stars David Yost, Walter E. Jones, and Barbara Goodson aka the voice of Rita Repulsa, will reunite. 

Season two of The Great American Recipe will premiere on PBS June 19. Alejandra Ramos returns as host and renowned chefs Leah Cohen, Tiffany Derry and Graham Elliot are back as judges and mentors. The eight episode cooking competition celebrates the multiculturalism that makes American food unique and iconic. It will introduce viewers to a new group of inventive home cooks who compete to wow the judges with their beloved signature dishes.

Canadian time-travel drama Plan B will premiere on February 27. The series stars Patrick J. Adams and Karine Vanasse and it follows a man on a desperate and relentless quest to save his relationship – and by extension, his whole world. Who has not at one time wanted to go back and change the course of events? And what if you were given a second chance, a Plan B? The day when Philip discovers the possibility of going back in time, he does not hesitate. Since Evelyn, the love of his life and companion for the past six years, has left him, his life has lost its meaning. With the tremendous power he wields thanks to Plan B, he attempts to save his relationship, his law firm and his dysfunctional family. But Philip soon realizes that even the smallest choice has repercussions – as uncontrollable as they are unexpected – on his life and the lives of others. And even though he can stop tragic events before they happen, Philip cannot erase the memories and the emotions associated with them. Nothing will ever be without consequence again.

NBC has given a pilot order drama Murder by the Book starring Retta. The potential series follows a big city Instafamous book reviewer who takes a page from the murder mystery books she reviews and becomes an unlikely detective to uncover the shocking truths about an eccentric seaside town.

Prime Video’s #1 Happy Family USA has set its voice cast. Creator Ramy Youssef will voice a character along with Alia Shawkat, Salma Hindy, Randa Jarrar, Mandy Moore, Chris Redd, Akaash Singh, and Whitmer Thomas. The series received a two season pick up. 

Nikki M. James has joined the cast of Disney+’s Daredevil: Born Again. She joins Charlie Cox and D’Onofrio in the Marvel series, reprising their roles as Daredevil and Kingpin, along with Michael Gandolfini, Margarita Levieva, and Sandrine Holt. . 

Marilu Henner is set to appear in an upcoming episode of NCIS: Los Angeles. She will play the ex-wife of Kilbride, played by Gerald McRaney in the CBS series. 

PBS has ordered Weather Hunters a new animated STEM series from Al Roker. The series will explore kid-relatable STEM-based activities and themes, highlighting the wonder of weather within the broad field of science in terms that all learners can understand. Topics include observing and tracking weather patterns, exploring why weather changes can be different around the country and the world, and the connection between humans and the environment. The series will reinforce key weather, climate, and environmental concepts to provide building blocks for further learning. Digital content for kids, parents and teachers will launch along with the series to reinforce the show’s key messages and encourage further engagement. With stories that feature warm family interactions and stunning natural weather phenomena, the series will have a unique contemporary and original look.

Melody, a new thirteen-episode musical series premieres on Prime Video February 22. The series stars Latina artists Yas Gagliardi as Melody and Sarah Lenore as Layla. In each episode, original songs will be performed by Gagliardi, Lenore, and the supporting cast. The series is a coming-of-age, young adult dramedy inspired by the real-life stories of Gagliardi and Lenore as emerging, successful recording artists. It explores love and romance, but also addresses the relevant subjects of bullying, social justice, equality, the pressure to fit in, and complicated family situations. Music is the protagonist and the axis of the story, which exalts human values and the most sublime of emotions, love, dreams, and unforgettable friendships. 

Three new series are coming to PBS Voices in January and February. Hip-Hop and The Metaverse premiered January 12, followed by Ritual on February 14, and Breaking Ground on February 22.  

ESPN today announced three May game selections for the 2023 season of Sunday Night Baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox square off on May 7. On May 14, the Boston Red Sox will host the St. Louis Cardinals. The New York Mets will host the Cleveland Guardians on May 21. 

New animated series Lyla in the Loop will premiere on PBS Kids in early 2024. The series centers on Lyla’s family and diverse community. In addition to Lyla, the show features her mom, dad, 5-year-old brother Luke, 12-year-old twin sisters Liana and Louisa, and best friend Everett Phan, who all live in an apartment building and neighborhood bustling with activity. Stu, a fuzzy blue creature with a big smile helps Lyla tackle all kinds of challenges – like building the best-ever train set for her brother Luke, creating an extra-special sandwich for her family’s restaurant, Loops Lunch, and searching for a missing package sent by an Auntie in Jamaica (with delicious spice buns and other traditional treats inside!). In every adventure, Lyla and Stu introduce and explore foundational computational thinking concepts, leading to some comedic disasters and creative solutions, all while helping others in their community. The series will support a wide range of learners, modeling flexible approaches to finding and designing solutions, and creative self-expression.

Netflix is taking K-Content to new heights with its 2023 slate. This year will feature eye-popping original productions alongside returning fan favorites, in its biggest-ever lineup of Korean films and series. 

Class premieres on Netflix February 3. Three students from a poor neighborhood join an exclusive high school for Delhi elite where dark secrets and rumors ultimately lead to murder. Will money be able to hide the web of lies, crime and pretense?

In Love All Over Again will premiere on Netflix February 14. The series is not one of those love stories in which the protagonists get married after many disagreements. No. It’s one of those where you discover that love is something else. Irene and Julio, both in their early twenties, meet at a movie premiere. That night Irene and Julio will end up in bed, and it won’t be the last time. 

Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal will premiere on Netflix February 22. The Murdaughs were one of South Carolina’s most prominent families, but the death of teenager Mallory Beach in a drunken boating accident began the unraveling of their legacy. When Paul Murdaugh – the alleged driver of the boat – and his mother Maggie are found brutally murdered, a century of corruption, power, and cover-ups in the Low Country is brought to light. The three-part series will feature first-hand accounts from those on the boat that fateful night, many of whom have not spoken about the crash or double homicide of Maggie and Paul until now, including: Paul Murdaugh’s longtime girlfriend, Morgan Doughty; Mallory Beach’s childhood friends, Miley Altman and Connor Cook; Mallory’s boyfriend, Anthony Cook; and, several others. 

The Looney Tunes ring in Year of the Rabbit with a special Cartoonito Bugs Bunny Builders Lunar New Year short premiering today. In the bite-sized episode, Bugs and Lola Bunny teach the Looney Builders about the annual celebration and perform their own Looney lion dance to help bring good luck and fortune to the new year. Looney Tunes Cartoons will also return this year with new episodes on HBO Max. Also, this year, Bugs will star alongside two other beloved Looney rabbits, Babs and Buster, in Cartoon Network and HBO Max’s highly anticipated Tiny Toons Looniversity. The half-hour animated comedy series reboots Tiny Toon Adventures for a new generation, following Babs, Buster, and the rest of the crew to Acme Looniversity. At the esteemed institution of higher hijinx learning, they form long-lasting friendships with one another and perfect their cartoony craft while studying under the greatest cartoon characters in history, the Looney Tunes. 

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

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