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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Twisted Metal’ Premiere Date, ‘Top Boy’ Teaser, ‘SisterS’ Premiere Date, ‘Judge Me Not’ Trailer, Fox Orders ‘Rescue: HI-Surf’, ‘The Good Doctor’ Cast Member Exits, and More!

TWISTED METAL -- Pictured: "Twisted Metal" Key Art -- (Photo by: Peacock)

Peacock’s Twisted Metal series premiere July 27. The high-octane action, comedy half-hour live-action TV series is based on the classic PlayStation game series. The series follows a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a badass axe-wielding car thief, he’ll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck. 

Season three of Top Boy will premiere on Netflix this September. The new season will be the final season and will feature Barry Keoghan and Brian Gleeson who play new characters, Jonny & Tadgh. 

Dark comedy SisterS premieres on IFC May 17. The full season will also be available to binge on Sundance Now and AMC+ the same day. Starring Sarah Goldberg and Susan Stanley, the witty six-episode season marks the writing debut of the real-life best friends. In Toronto, Canada, Sare’s mother dies. In the aftermath of her death, she discovers that her father was not her actual father, he was in fact, an Irish busker her mother met while backpacking some thirty years ago. She decides to travel to Ireland to track him down, only to discover she has a half-sister. Meanwhile in Dublin, Suze’s life is unravelling – she’s lost her partner, her flat, her job… and not to mention – her dignity. On her 37th birthday, her life takes an unexpected turn, when her Canadian half-sister shows up. Sare convinces a reluctant Suze to embark on a road trip across Ireland to find their alcoholic father. Confined by the four walls of a crumbling ice cream van, it’s a baptism of fire for these sisters. They forge an unbreakable bond as they discover sometimes it’s the family you choose that can carry you through. 

Judge Me Not premieres on ALLBLK May 25. The series tells the story of Zelma Jay Johnson, an unusually bright, young black woman who struggles with mental health issues, a ludicrous family, and volatile love life. We join her as she takes on her new role as a judge in a court full of outrageous characters both in front of and behind the bench. As her passionate relationship with her live-in lover takes them both on a ride, she finds herself caught in the crosshairs a psychological thriller that puts her life at risk. 

Fox has ordered a new series titled Rescue: HI-Surf for the upcoming 2023-2024 season. The project was originally developed as Ke Nui Road at HBO Max in 2021. The series is an action-packed drama that follows the personal and professional lives of the heavy-water lifeguards who patrol and protect the North Shore of O’ahu – the most famous and dangerous stretch of coastline in the world. Each episode will feature these dedicated, heroic, and adrenaline-seeking first-responders saving lives in the difficult and often life-threatening conditions of Hawaii’s Seven Mile Miracle. It is also being invisioned as a new franchise for the network. 

Brandon Larracuente is exiting ABC’s The Good Doctor after one season as a series regular. Larracuente began the series as a recurring cast member before being promoted to series regular. The Good Doctor, which has been renewed, aira its season finale May 1. 

Prime Video has given a series order to On Call, from Dick Wolf. The eight episode half hour series was initially set up at Amazon Freevee. The series stars Troian Bellisario and Brandon Larracuente. 

Silos Baking Competition is returning as a full series on Magnolia Network. The network previously aired two specials of the baking competition series. In the series, five home cooks compete by baking their favorite recipe for the chance to be featured on the menu of Magnolia’s Silos Baking Co. 

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez and Matt Czuchry have been cast in the upcoming twelfth season of American Horror Story. The two join Kim Kardashian, Emma Roberts and Cara Delevingne in the FX horror anthology series.

Keesha Sharp has been cast in BET+’s Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy. Sharp joins Taye Diggs in the true crime series based on the book Redbone: Money, Malice and Murder in Atlanta by Ron Stodghill. 

The BET Awards 2023 returns live from Los Angeles on June 25. Culture’s Biggest Night will celebrate five decades of Hip Hop throughout the live telecast on BET.

The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards have announced its first round of performers. “Country Music’s Party of the Year” will feature performances by Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Jo Dee Messina, Ashley McBryde, Dolly Parton, Jelly Roll, Cole Swindell, Keith Urban, Morgan Wallen, The War And Treaty, Lainey Wilson, and Bailey Zimmerman. Hosted by country music icons Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, the ACM Awards will stream live on Prime Video, May 11 at 7 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. CDT/4 p.m. PDT from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. 

ABC News special Aaron Carter: The Little Prince of Pop begins streaming May 1 on Hulu. It dives deep into the life of pop singer Aaron Carter. Carter became a mainstay of the early 2000s pop scene, touring the world as a child solo artist with chart-topping hits like “I Want Candy” and earning the title “The Little Prince of Pop” from Michael Jackson. Just a few years after his rise to fame, Carter began a cycle of mental health struggles, experienced family turmoil, and grappled with addiction ― culminating in his untimely death in November 2022. The program features interviews with those closest to the pop star, including AJ McLean, a member of the Backstreet Boys who knew Carter since childhood; Melanie Martin, Carter’s fiancée and mother of his son; Taylor Helgeson, Carter’s best friend and manager; Dr. Travis Stork, former host of “The Doctors” who tried to help Carter through his addiction journey; Christy Carlson Romano, former Disney Channel child star; Phil Lobel, Carter’s former publicist and more. 

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

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