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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Night Agent’ Premiere Date, ‘Perry Mason’ Trailer, ‘The Glory’ Part 2 Teaser, ‘Martha Cooks’ and ‘Emeril Cooks’ Renewed, ‘Tehran’ Renewed, ‘The Madness’ Ordered, and More!

The Night Agent. Gabriel Basso as Peter Sutherland in episode 104 of The Night Agent. Cr. Dan Power/Netflix © 2023

Netflix’s The Night Agent will premiere March 23. Based on the novel by Matthew Quirk, the series is a sophisticated, character-based, action-thriller centering on a low level FBI Agent who works in the basement of the White House, manning a phone that never rings — until the night that it does, propelling him into a fast moving and dangerous conspiracy that ultimately leads all the way to the Oval Office. The series was created by Shawn Ryan and stars Gabriel Basso, Luciane Buchanan, Hong Chau, Sarah Desjardins, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Eve Harlow, Enrique Murciano, Phoenix Raei, and DB Woodside. 

Season two of Perry Mason premieres on HBO and HBO Max March 6. Perry, Della, and Paul brace themselves for the murder trial of the century. The series stars Matthew Rhys, Juliet Rylance, and Chris Chalk.

The Glory Part 2 premieres on Netflix March 10. Years after surviving horrific abuse in high school, a woman puts an elaborate revenge scheme in motion to make the perpetrators pay for their crimes.

The Roku Channel has renewed Martha Cooks and Emeril Cooks for second seasons. The second season of Emeril Cooks, premiering February 17, brings viewers to Emeril’s beloved New Orleans to experience the unique blend of tradition and innovation that powers his cooking. This series is his love letter to the city. Experience New Orleans through its people and the food they love to eat! The second season of Martha Cooks, premiering April 3, welcomes viewers into Martha’s farm kitchen and visits some of her favorite places to create some incredible cuisine, confections, and treats. Working with world-renowned chefs and dear friends, she will reveal techniques and how-to instructions like only Martha can. 

Apple TV+ has renewed Tehran for a third season. Hugh Laurie has joined the cast for the new season. The series follows Tamar, a Mossad hacker-agent who infiltrates Tehran under a false identity. After going rogue at the end of season two and reeling from the loss of her closest allies, in season three, Tamar must find a way to reinvent herself and win back the Mossad’s support if she is to survive. 

Netflix has ordered the limited series The Madness. The conspiracy thriller will star Colman Domingo. In the eight episode series, media pundit Muncie Daniels must fight for his innocence and his life after he stumbles upon a murder deep in the Poconos woods. As the walls close in, Muncie strives to reconnect with his estranged family – and his lost ideals – in order to survive.

NBC has given a pilot order to comedy St. Denis Medical. The potential series is a mockumentary about an underfunded, understaffed Oregon hospital where the dedicated doctors and nurses try their best to treat patients while maintaining their own sanity. 

CBS has ordered a pilot for its Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr. comedy project. The multicamera series has been in development for months. 

HBO Max and Discovery+ are planning to combine this spring, but Discovery+ will also continue to exist as a standalone streamer. The change will leave a cheaper option for Discovery+ users who may not have interest in paying a higher price for the combined service. 

CBS is looking to replace The Late Late Show with James Corden with a reboot of Comedy Central’s @midnight when James Corden leaves this spring. Chris Hardwick hosted the original version of the late night game series but will not be involved in the revival. 

Reboot has failed to find a new home following its cancellation at hulu. The series ran for one season and starred  Keegan-Michael Key, Johnny Knoxville, Judy Greer, Rachel Bloom, Calum Worthy, Krista Marie Yu and Paul Reiser.

An all new season of Houses with History premieres on HGTV March 7. Home preservationist and history buff Mike Lemieux, carpenter Rich Soares and designer Jen Macdonald will team up to save centuries-old properties in and around Plymouth, Massachusetts. Along the way, they will share the homes’ fascinating origins and renovation stories. 

Comedy Central has set new dates for upcoming guest hosts of The Daily Show. Hasan Minhaj will host the week of February 27. Marlon Wayans will host the week of March 6. Kal Penn will host the week of March 13. Al Franken will host the week of March 20. John Leguizamo will host the week of March 27. Additional dates and guest hosts will be announced later. 

A UK version of Love is Blind is in the works. Netflix has already aired a Brazilian and Japanese version of the dating competition series. The series is a social experiment where single men and women look for love and get engaged, all before meeting in person.

Kelly Hu has joined the cast of East New York. Hu will recur in the CBS cop series set in East New York. 

The new season of Homestead Rescue premieres on Discovery Channel February 28. The Raney family continue their mission to save families and their beloved homesteads from the brink of failure as they take on all-new builds and life changing rescues while sharing lessons in homesteading. 

Puppy Bowl XIX returns on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2PM ET/11AM PT, and for the first time will be simulcast across Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, TBS, HBO Max and discovery+ – a rare opportunity for new audiences to experience the original and longest running call-to-adoption TV event. The game features 122 puppy players from 67 shelters across 34 U.S. states, showcasing more puppies, shelters and rescues and inspiring adoption stories than ever before as the players from Team Ruff and Team Fluff take to the field in the Puppy Bowl stadium to win the Wayfair “Lombarky” trophy. 

Paramount+ has struck a deal with Prime Video to air Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Lower Decks on its own service internationally. The two would share streaming rights outside of the US and Canada. The series both air only on Paramount+ in the US. 

ESPN and the NBA have announced the star-studded rosters for 2023 Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Taking place at Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, February 17, at 7 p.m. ET, the game will air exclusively on ESPN and be available to stream on the ESPN App. Participants include Two-Time NBA MVP and NBA All-Star Game Captain Giannis Antetokounmpo, His Brothers Thanasis and Alex Antetokounmpo and Olympic Gold Medalist Lindsey Vonn take on Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer and Two-Time WNBA Champion Lisa Leslie, Rapper and Actor Fat Joe and Houston Astros Third Baseman Alex Bregman. Utah Jazz Governor Ryan Smith and Three-Time NBA Champion and Jazz Minority Owner Dwyane Wade. Comedian Hasan Minhaj, Recording Artists 21 Savage, Cordae, Janelle Monáe, Kane Brown, Nicky Jam, Ozuna and Actors Simu Liu, Everett Osborne, Ranveer Singh and Sinqua Walls. Cassidy Hubbarth Returns as Host with Mark Jones, Richard Jefferson and Monica McNutt on Game Commentary 

NBC will air Byron Allen Presents the Comedy and Music Superfest February 11. The star-studded event will have more than 20 comedy and musical performances showcasing some of the biggest names in the industry. Musical performers include John Legend, Gladys Knight, Boyz II Men, Toni Braxton and Earth Wind & Fire. Comedy performances include Kenan Thompson, Cedric The Entertainer, Howie Mandel, Tiffany Haddish, Jon Lovitz, Roy Wood Jr., Gary Owen, Tommy Davidson, Dane Cook, Gabriel Iglesias, and Loni Love. The two hour telecast will be taped at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles in front of a live audience with Rickey Minor serving as musical director. 

The Law According to Lidia Poet premieres on Netflix February 15. The series is inspired by a true story: that of the first lawyer in Italy, of the daily injustices for which she fought, of her fierce defense of the innocent, of the studies and investigations to discover the truth and the revolution that has taken place in the world of jurisprudence thanks to her. 

Grown & Gospel premieres on WE tv March 16. The six one-hour episodes follow five, career-driven childhood friends searching for success in the Detroit gospel scene and beyond. Navigating the murky waters of the music industry and hustling to step out of the shadows of their prominent parents… this close-knit crew grapples with their strict upbringing and high standards as they push towards being the new generation of Gospel. Hearts are broken, dark secrets revealed, as they work to make names for themselves in the music scene and balance their personal lives with career ambition. 

Season two of Invisible City is coming soon to Netflix. After a long absence, we see Eric in a nature reserve near Belém do Pará, which is protected by indigenous people and sought after by prospectors. He discovers that his daughter, Luna, and Cuca have been living in the region with the aim to bring him back to life. Although he wants to return to Rio de Janeiro immediately with Luna, Eric realizes that his daughter has a greater mission to undertake in the region. At the same time, in trying to protect her, he becomes a threat to the delicate balance between nature and the entities. 

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

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