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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Good Doctor’ Renewed, ‘Act Your Age’ Return Date, ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Trailer, ‘FUBAR’ Trailer, ‘Frog and Toad’ Trailer, ‘The Horror of Dolores Roach’ Premiere Date, and More!

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ABC has renewed medical drama series The Good Doctor for a seventh season. The series follows Dr. Shaun Murphy, a surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, who continues to use his extraordinary medical gifts at St. Bonaventure Hospital’s surgical unit. Potential spinoff series The Good Lawyer which aired as a backdoor pilot this season is still in contention for a series order. 

Act Your Age returns June 3 on Bounce TV with two episodes. The multiple-camera, half-hour comedy tells the story of three vibrant, successful Washington D.C./Northern Virginia-area women in their 50s who are each at a personal crossroads and who decide the best way forward in life is together. It stars Kym Whitley, and Tisha Campbell with special guest star Yvette Nicole Brown. The premieres kick off the second half of the 16-episode first season, running weekly on Saturday nights through the summer. 

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds returns for season two on Paramount+ June 15. The series is based on the years Captain Christopher Pike commanded the U.S.S. Enterprise. It follows Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One, in the years before Captain Kirk guided the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy. The new season includes the previously announced special crossover episode featuring both live-action and animation, with Star Trek: Lower Decks Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner and Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler joining the U.S.S. Enterprise.

FUBAR will premiere on Netflix May 25. When a father and daughter learn that they’ve each secretly been working as CIA Operatives for years, they realize their entire relationship has been a lie and they truly don’t know one another at all. Forced to team up as partners, the series tackles universal family dynamics set against a global backdrop of spies, fantastic action and humor. 

Frog and Toad premieres on Apple TV+ April 28. Frog is a frog. Toad is a toad. They have a lot in common… but they are also very different. Frog and Toad are best friends who know that the true secret to friendship is not only enjoying the things you have in common, but embracing the things that make you different. Since our differences are what makes us special, Frog and Toad celebrate what makes them unique! The series is based on the beloved Caldecott and Newbery Honor-winning four-book series by Arnold Lobel. 

The Horror of Dolores Roach, based on the podcast of the same name, is set to premiere on Prime Video July 7. The series is a contemporary Sweeney Todd-inspired urban legend of love, betrayal, weed, cannibalism, and survival of the fittest. Dolores Roach is released after an unjust 16-year prison sentence, and she returns to a gentrified Washington Heights. Dolores reunites with an old stoner friend, Luis, who lets her live and work as a masseuse in the basement under his empanada shop. When the promise of her newfound stability is quickly threatened, “Magic Hands” Dolores is driven to shocking extremes to survive. 

A TV series based on the Twilight book series is in development. The series was adapted as a film franchise previously. Lionsgate Television hasn’t set up the project at any network or streamer yet. 

Netflix has canceled Bling Empire and Bling Empire: New York. The series follows LA and New York’s wildly wealthy Asian and Asian American fun seekers as they go all out with fabulous parties, glamour and drama. Bling Empire ran for three seasons while Bling Empire: New York ran for one season. 

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will make its broadcast debut on ABC May 25. Viewers will be offered several opportunities to experience the groundbreaking film. It will then air on FX beginning May 28, and on Freeform June 10. Additional airings will also take place after. The movie stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. It also stars Tony Leung as Wenwu, Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, as well as Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng. 

The third and final season of Happy Valley will premiere on Acorn TV, AMC+ and BBC America May 22. Sergeant Catherine Cawood discovers the remains of a gangland murder victim, sparking a chain of events that unwittingly leads her straight back to murderer and rapist Tommy Lee Royce. Catherine’s grandson Ryan is now sixteen and has ideas of his own about what kind of relationship he wants to have with Tommy, the man Catherine still refuses to acknowledge as his father. Still battling the seemingly never-ending problem of drugs in the valley and those who supply them, Catherine is on the cusp of retirement. Will she solve this final case? 

Dark comedy series High Desert premieres on Apple TV+ May 17 with the first three episodes. The series follows Peggy, an on-again-off-again addict who decides to make a new start after the death of her beloved mother, with whom she lived in the small desert town of Yucca Valley, California, and makes a life-changing decision to become a private investigator. It stars Patricia Arquette, Matt Dillon, Christine Taylor, Weruche Opia, Brad Garrett, Bernadette Peters, Rupert Friend and Keir O’Donnell.

Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss premieres on Peacock May 18. Host and intrepid traveler Rainn Wilson traverses the globe searching for the secrets to the happiest societies on earth. Based on Eric Weiner’s book, “The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World,” Rainn will explore some of the happiest and least happy places on earth from Iceland to Qatar to Ghana, and in a profound, humorous, and experiential way that unpacks the science of happiness. 

Season three of Belle Collective will premiere on OWN May 19. Latrice Rogers, Lateshia Pearson, Tambra Cheri, Marie Abston, Aikisha Holly-Colon and Sophia O. Williams aka “Sogucci” are the dynamic southern divas of Belle Collective. These ladies represent the very best of Black female entrepreneurship in the modern south, while they showcase a unique ability to expertly balance southern hospitality pleasantries with subtle shade. The ladies were all born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, and are eager to show off the very best of their city as they continue their journeys navigating the high stakes world of business and managing personal ups and downs, all while looking fabulous. 

Espionage drama series Spy/Master will premiere on HBO Max May 19 with two episodes. The series is set during the height of the Cold War and covers a week in the life of fictional character Victor Godeanu, the right-hand man and closest advisor to Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu. However, Godeanu is also a secret agent for the KGB and must escape Romania and Ceaușescu before his cover is blown. With only one shot at staying alive, he uses a diplomatic trip to Germany as a springboard to the United States. Helped by an undercover Stasi agent and former flame, and an up-and-coming CIA agent, Godeanu must elude the KGB and his own country’s spooks, fully aware that his defection is putting his family back home in mortal danger. The six episode series will air its finale June 16. 

Jewish Matchmaking premieres on Netflix May 3. The series features singles in the US and Israel as they turn their dating life over to top Jewish matchmaker, Aleeza Ben Shalom. Will using the traditional practice of shidduch dating help them find their soulmate in today’s world? 

Netflix has renewed Rana Naidu for a second season. The series is an adaptation of Ray Donovan and follows Rana Naidu, the go-to problem solver for the rich and famous. When his father is released from jail, the one mess he can’t handle may be his own.

The Venture Bros. are back in an all-new movie picking up after the events from the shocking season 7 finale! The Venture Bros.: Radiant Is The Blood Of The Baboon Heart will be available later this year. 

Preschool series Gabby’s Dollhouse will make its linear debut on Nick Jr. The hybrid live-action and animated series, which streams on Netflix, follows the super fun adventures of Gabby, as she unboxes a brand-new surprise in every episode before jumping into a fantastical world full of adorable cat characters that live inside her magical dollhouse. Following the premiere, new episodes from the first season will continue to roll out Monday through Thursday for three consecutive weeks on Nick Jr. 

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

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