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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Shadow and Bone’ Trailer, ‘100 Days to Indy’ Premiere Date, ‘The Mandalorian’ Sneak Peak, ‘Blood & Treasure’ Canceled, ‘Firefly Lane’ Premiering Earlier, ‘The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’ and ‘Big Shot’ Canceled, and More!

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Season two of Shadow and Bone premieres on Netflix March 16. Alina Starkov is on the run. A beacon of hope to some and a suspected traitor to others, she’s determined to bring down the Shadow Fold and save Ravka from ruin. But General Kirigan has returned to finish what he started. Backed by a terrifying new army of seemingly indestructible shadow monsters and fearsome new Grisha recruits, Kirigan is more dangerous than ever. To stand a fighting chance against him, Alina and Mal rally their own powerful new allies and begin a continent-spanning journey to find two mythical creatures that will amplify her powers. Back in Ketterdam, the Crows must forge new alliances as they contend with old rivals and even older grudges that threaten not only their place in the Barrel, but their very lives. When a chance at a deadly heist comes their way, the Crows will once again find themselves on a collision course with the legendary Sun Summoner. 

The CW’s new motorsports documentary series 100 Days to Indy will premiere April 27. The six-part series will take fans behind the scenes to chronicle the bold and brash personalities of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES as they begin the 2023 season and start their quest for racing’s greatest prize. Of the 33 drivers racing for a coveted spot on the Borg-Warner Trophy, Helio Castroneves is eyeing his record fifth win while last year’s champion, Marcus Ericsson, is hoping to repeat. But they face fierce opposition from a legendary Team Penske, led by two-time series champion Josef Newgarden, and rising stars from other rival teams like Pato O’Ward, Colton Herta and Christian Lundgaard. The series will showcase all the intense preparation, relentless competition, a few pranks and plenty of speed before the green flag drops and 300,000 fans roar at the world’s largest single-day sporting event.

Season three of The Mandalorian will premiere 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. 

Blood & Treasure has been canceled after two seasons. The first season of the action adventure series aired on CBS. The second season aired on Paramount+. 

Season two, part two of Firefly Lane will premiere earlier on Netflix. The final season will now premiere April 27. The series starring Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke was initially set to return June 8. 

Disney+ has canceled The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers and Big Shot after two seasons each. The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers was a followup to the film franchise. Big Shot followed a college basketball coach who ends up coaching a girls high school. 

Adult Swim’s Toonami block is set to air episode 590 of One Piece March 4. The dubbed episode will air for the first time. The episode features a crossover between Toriko, Dragon Ball Z and One Piece and has never aired dubbed. 

Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King will now air on Netflix June 16. The followup film to the anime series was originally set to air March 31. 

Molly Yeh has signed a new two year exclusive deal with Food Network. The deal includes more episodes of her series Girl Meets Farm. In the series, Molly embraces her country life on the border of Minnesota and North Dakota and makes dishes inspired by her Jewish and Chinese heritage that are not only delicious but also beautiful to look at. With her fresh and tasty ideas, Molly brings multicultural Midwestern inspiration and fun to kitchens across America. 

Episodes of HBO’s past series Silicon Valley and True Blood will air cable for the first time. The edited episodes will begin airing this Saturday. Silicon Valley will air on TBS while True Blood will air on TNT. Silicon Valley ended its run in 2019 while True Blood ended in 2014. 

Naked and Afraid: Solo premieres March 12 on Discovery Channel. Eight of the franchise’s most battle-tested survivalists will attempt to endure 21 days completely solo. This arced series takes place in some of the most remote and harshest environments in the world – and in locations spread out over three continents. Whether it’s a bug-infested South American rainforest, a frigid African scrubland or a blistering Mexican jungle, each episode follows multiple survivalists as they take on the most difficult challenge of their lives.  With no one to lean on for help, their success depends solely on their own ingenuity, skills and will to survive. Enduring 21 days naked with a partner is hard enough. Enduring 21 days solo will test the most experienced survivalists in the world – and bring many to their knees.

ABC News documentary special Rap Trap: Hip-Hop on Trial premieres on hulu February 23. The 2022 arrest and indictment of hip-hop stars Young Thug (Jeffery Williams) and Gunna (Sergio Kitchens) stunned the hip-hop world and reignited a national conversation about the use of lyrics in the courtroom. For some, the lyrics were evidence of potential wrongdoing. But for others, the case spotlighted a disturbing trend of criminalizing Black art that goes back decades, prompting a national movement to protect art and creative expression. The special explores the criminal case against the rappers and asks the question: Should rap lyrics be used in criminal prosecutions, and what effect would that have on artists’ free speech rights? It also dives into historical perceptions of the genre and other examples of when lyrics have been used against an artist in the courtroom, including the case of activist and rapper McKinley Phipps Jr., who served 21 years in prison for a crime he says he did not commit. Phipps and his family open up about the lasting impact of incarceration and the healing power of art. It features interviews with hip-hop artists, Jerrika Karlae, Fat Joe and Killer Mike, who reflect on the importance of protecting and standing up for artists’ right to express themselves. 

Starz has reached an agreement to launch a bundle with MGM+ on Prime Video. This subscription bundle, which launches in the coming weeks, will provide streamers with more entertainment options at a cost-saving value of $11.99 per month — a 20% discount vs. the combined price of both standalone subscriptions. 

Matt Nix has signed a broadcast direct deal with FOX Entertainment. Nix will develop and executive produce multiple projects for FOX Entertainment that will be wholly owned by FOX and produced by its in-house unit, FOX Entertainment Studios. Nix previously created FOX’s drama The Gifted, set in Marvel’s X-Men universe, which aired on for two seasons from 2017 to 2019. He is also best known for the USA Network hit series Burn Notice, which ran from 2007 to 2014. 

Justin Adler has signed a broadcast direct deal with FOX Entertainment to create and develop comedy series. Prior to joining FOX, Thorn was Executive Vice President of Development at 20th Century Fox Television, where he and Cheryl Dolins — now FOX Entertainment’s Senior Vice President of Comedy Programming and Development — worked closely with Adler. 

Comedy special Marlon Wayans: God Loves Me premieres on HBO Max March 2. Filmed at the Center Stage Theater in Atlanta, Wayans delivers a hilarious hour-long performance, unleashing his spot-on impressions and fearless physical comedy to address one of the most infamous recent events in pop culture – “the slap” that took place at the 94th Academy Awards(R) ceremony. With his inimitable blunt and boisterous style, Wayans skillfully weaves anecdotes from his own life with stories about his long-time friends, from divulging his teenage crush on Jada Pinkett Smith, getting humbled by Chris Rock in an early stand-up set, and examining the impact of Will Smith’s long career. A daring tour-de-force, this special is a hysterical yet thoughtful exploration of friendship, family, mistakes, and redemption.

Bert Kreischer returns to Netflix for his latest stand-up special, Razzle Dazzle premiering March 14. Shameless – and shirtless – as ever, Bert Kreischer spills in a riotous set on bodily emissions, being bullied by his kids and the explosive end to his family’s escape room outing. The special was filmed at the Orpheum Theater in Omaha, Nebraska. 

Tiësto has remixed the the title theme from HBO’s second season of The White Lotus. “Renaissance” is the first official remix of the viral hit, with Tiësto’s version already taking over dance floors worldwide. The official remix is joined by an official visualizer on YouTube. 

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

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