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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Wednesday’ Renewed, ‘Freeridge’ Teaser, ‘Fire Country’ Renewed, Fox Makes Scheduling Changes, ‘Demascus’ Canceled, ‘Yellowjackets’ Adds Three, and More!

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Netflix has renewed Wednesday for a second season. Season two details and additional information will be shared at a later time. The series is one of the most successful series ever on Netflix. It ranks #2 on the Most Popular (English) TV list with 1.237 Billion hours viewed within its first 28 days. The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy, where she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the murder mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago – all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore. 

Freeridge premieres on Netflix February 2. The series is a coming of age comedy following sibling rivals Gloria and Ines and their friends Demi and Cameron who have unleashed a curse bringing dark misfortune into their lives. There’s a new core four in town in this On My Block spinoff series and an unforgettable adventure to be had. 

CBS has renewed freshman series Fire Country for a second season. The renewal comes as the series is the top rated new series of the season. The series follows Bode Donovan, a young convict seeking redemption and a shortened prison sentence by joining a prison release firefighting program in Northern California, where he and other inmates are partnered with elite firefighters to extinguish massive, unpredictable wildfires across the region. It’s a high-risk, high-reward assignment, and the heat is turned up when Bode is assigned to the program in his rural hometown, where he was once a golden all-American son – until his troubles began. Five years ago, Bode burned down everything in his life, leaving town with a big secret. Now he’s back, with the rap sheet of a criminal and the audacity to believe in a chance for redemption with Cal Fire. It stars Max Thieriot, Billy Burke, Kevin Alejandro, Diane Farr, Stephanie Arcila, Jordan Calloway and Jules Latimer.

Fox has made scheduling changes to its midseason rollout plans. The final two episodes of The Resident will now air separately with the first airing January 10 with the season, or series, finale set to air January 17. Alert: Missing Persons Unit repeats will air following both episodes. The season premiere of 9-1-1: Lone Star will now air January 24 followed by the new series Accused

Demascus will no longer be moving forward at AMC. The series joins 61st Street, Invitation to a Bonfire, and Moonhaven as series which saw their season orders rescinded. Having filmed the entire second season of 61st Street, the series is looking for a new home. Invitation to a Bonfire reportedly filmed four of its six episodes and may also be looking for a new home. 

Nicole Maines, François Arnaud, and Nia Sondaya have been cast in the upcoming second season of Yellowjackets. The three will recur in the Showtime series which has already been renewed for a third season. 

AMC’s upcoming series starring Bob Odenkirk has found a new title. Originally developed as Straight Man the series will be known as Lucky Hank going forward. The series, which is set to premiere in the spring, is based on the book Straight Man by Richard Russo. The series is a mid-life crisis tale set at Railton College, told in the first person by William Henry Devereaux, Jr., the unlikely chairman of the English department in a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt.

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is looking to expand the universe of his Starz series BMF. The potential universe would be called “BMF Immortal.” The second season of BMF prmeieres January 6. 

Superchef Grudge Match premieres on Food Network February 7. Hosted by Darnell Ferguson, long-standing personal and professional feuds are settled in one-round, one-dish winner-takes-all heavyweight battles. In each episode, Darnell stages two different battles between chefs who have beefs with each other to finally bury the hatchet and win $10,000 cash, a prized knife from the losing chef and lifelong bragging rights over their food foe. From food competition rivalries and business partner squabbles to mentor vs. protégé grudges, sparks fly in and out of the kitchen in this one-hour series. 

The 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards will air live on The CW January 15 from the Fairmont Century Plaza in LA. Michelle Pfeiffer will take the stage to honor Jeff Bridges with the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Kate Hudson will present the SeeHer Award to Janelle Monáe. Additional presenters include Benjamin Bratt, Quinta Brunson, Cedric the Entertainer, Misha Collins, Claire Danes, Phoebe Dynevor, Ayo Edebiri, Eve Hewson, Jude Hill, Tyler Hoechlin, Sharon Horgan, Sarah Hyland, Troy Kotsur, Diego Luna, Natasha Lyonne, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Anya Taylor-Joy, Miles Teller, Elizabeth Tulloch, Kerry Washington, Jeremy Allen White, and more. 

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

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