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Your TV Source Roundup: ABC Picks Up ‘9-1-1’ After Fox Cancellation, ‘The Diplomat’ Renewed, ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Renewed, ‘Bosch: Legacy’ Renewed, ‘The Morning Show’ Renewed, ‘Monster’ To Focus On The Menendez Brothers, and More!

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Fox has canceled 9-1-1 after six seasons. Following the cancellation, ABC has picked up the series for a seventh season. The new season will continue to explore the high-pressure experiences of first responders – including police officers, firefighters and dispatchers – who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. 

Netflix has renewed The Diplomat for a second season. Kate Wyler is the new US Ambassador to the United Kingdom. She was supposed to go to Afghanistan. She’s great in a crisis zone. In a historic home… less so. War is brewing on one continent and boiling over on another. Kate will have to diffuse international crises, forge strategic alliances in London, and adjust to her new place in the spotlight – all while trying to survive her marriage to fellow career diplomat and political star Hal Wyler. 

Fox has renewed 9-1-1: Lone Star for a fifth season. The renewal comes following Fox canceling the mother series 9-1-1 after six seasons. The series was then picked up by ABC for a seventh season.  

Amazon Freevee has renewed Bosch: Legacy for a third season ahead of its second season this fall. The series follows Harry Bosch, a retired homicide detective turned private investigator, as he embarks on the next chapter of his career; attorney Honey “Money” Chandler, who struggles to maintain her faith in the justice system after surviving an attempted murder; and Maddie Bosch, as she discovers the possibilities and challenges of being a rookie patrol cop on the streets of Los Angeles. During Season Two, Bosch and Chandler work together to seek out a killer who just might find them first. As a result of being kidnapped by a masked assailant, Maddie Bosch’s law enforcement career hangs in the balance. While they hunt for Maddie, the FBI scrutinizes Carl Rogers’ murder and places Bosch and Chandler under suspicion. 

Apple TV+ has renewed The Morning Show for a fourth season ahead of its third season this fall. Picking up after the explosive events of season one, season two found The Morning Show team emerging from the wreckage of Alex and Bradley’s actions, to a new UBA and a world in flux, where identity is everything and the chasm between who we present as and who we really are comes into play. The upcoming third season expands its star-studded cast with new additions including Jon Hamm and Nicole Beharie, as well as returning star Julianna Margulies, and recurring stars Tig Notaro, Stephen Fry and Natalie Morales. 

The next Monster anthology will be titled Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story. Following the massive success of DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, Netflix ordered two additional installments of the anthology series.

The second and final season of Human Resources premieres on Netflix June 9. The Big Mouth spin-off pulls back the curtain on the daily lives of the creatures – Hormone Monsters, Depression Kitties, Shame Wizards and many more – that help humans journey through every aspect of life from puberty to parenthood to the twilight years. It quickly becomes clear that though the protagonists are creatures, they have a lot of humanity themselves. 

Alanis Morissette and Ed Sheeran are set to gust judge American Idol May 7. They will fill in for Katy Perry and Lionel Richie as they are in the UK for the coronation of King Charles. Luke Bryan will remain as a judge as well. Alanis Morissette and Ed Sheeran songs will be performed so they will also serve as mentors for the episode.

Netflix has ordered a new series from Norman Lear titled The Corps. Set in 1990, the series is about Cameron, a bullied, gay high school student who joins the Marine Corps with his straight best friend, Ray – a dangerous move when being gay in the military meant jail time or worse. As these two friends plunge into Marine Corps boot camp, where the landmines are both literal and metaphorical, they join a platoon of young men on a harrowing journey of transformation. Miles Heizer, Vera Farmiga, Max Parker and Liam Oh are set to star in the series. 

Judy Justice has been renewed for two more seasons at Amazon Freevee. The series is a court program presided over by Judge Judy Sheindlin. The streamer has also ordered Justice on Trial from Sheindlin. The new series is a totally new exploration of the American justice system through the vehicle of a docudrama, featuring testimony and reenactments based on actual court transcripts. The series explores the footings of American jurisprudence – including what children are taught in school, police diligence as opposed to overreach, and individual rights versus the greater good. Some of these thought-provoking and controversial topics have been the subject of Supreme Court rulings. Justice on Trial will examine these seminal rulings through a combination of sometimes-heated courtroom debate, lively civil discourse, and common-sense legal analysis. 

The Real Housewives of New York City premieres on Bravo July 16. The upcoming season will follow an all-new group of six dynamic women who run in the same social circles, thriving in one of the most diverse and electric cities in the world. The cast includes Sai De Silva, Ubah Hassan, Erin Dana Lichy, Jenna Lyons, Jessel Taank and Brynn Whitfield. 

Late night comedy series Mock the Week is coming to Amazon Freevee. The half-hour comedy program combines the best elements of panel shows, stand-up comedy, and improvised games, with two teams of comedians taking a satirical swipe at current news, pop culture, and world events. A host will be announced later. 

Hulu’s Drag Me to Dinner premieres on hulu May 31. The series is a riotous, format-busting, fourth-wall-breaking, unapologetic sendup of traditional reality competition shows! In each episode, two teams of successful drag queens go head-to-head to throw the most fabulous, awe-inspiring, drag-tastical dinner parties of all time, and be crowned champion by our three judgers: the multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris, drag superstar Bianca Del Rio, and the funny and fabulous Haneefah Wood. Hosted by the hardest-working middle-aged man in show business: dapper NYC legend Murray Hill, each episode has its own unique theme, as revealed by resident expert, life of the party, and show producer David Burtka. Teams will focus on multiple criteria: Food & Drink, Design & Decor, and Entertainment & Overall Vibe ¬- let the comedic culinary costumed chaos commence! 

Amazon Freevee has ordered competition series The GOAT. The show will feature some of the buzziest names from the last 25 years of reality television, who will take up residence in GOAT Manor, where they will face a series of mental, physical, and social challenges. Fourteen will enter, but only one will win the cash prize and America’s respect as they claim the coveted GOAT title. Daniel Tosh will serve as host. Celebrity competitors are Tayshia Adams, Joe Amabile, Kristen Doute, Reza Farahan, CJ Franco, Wendell Holland, Teck Holmes, Justin Johnson/Alyssa Edwards, Paola Mayfield, Da’Vonne Rogers, Joey Sasso, Jason Smith, Lauren Speed-Hamilton, and Jill Zarin.

Animated series Mech Cadets is set to premiere on Netflix August 10. Daniel Dae Kim, Ming-Na Wen, Brandon Soo Hoo and Debra Wilson will star in the series based on the comic series Mech Cadet Yu. The series is set fifty years in the future, after a terrifying alien species has attacked our planet.

Sydney Chandler has been cast in FX’s Alien series. Set not too far into our future, it’s the first Alien story set on Earth – and by blending both the timeless horror of the first Alien film with the non-stop action of the second, it’s going to be a scary thrill ride that will blow people back in their seats.

Wendell Pierce and Erika Woods have been cast in Power Book III: Raising Kanan. The two will recur in the upcoming third season of the Starz series. 

Zarna Garg: One in a Billion premieres on Prime Video May 16. As an unapologetic, Indian-Immigrant mom, she has plenty to joke about, and the punch lines come fast and furious.

More than 100 Amazon Originals from Prime Video will stream on Amazon Freevee this year. More than 50 movies and TV series – including Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, The Grand Tour, Mozart in the Jungle, Bosch, Modern Love, Savage X Fenty, Sylvie’s Love, Troop Zero, and Late Night – are currently streaming on Freevee, with additional titles launching every month. Starting May 26, customers can stream the first three episodes of Amazon Original The Summer I Turned Pretty for free exclusively on Amazon Freevee. Later this year, Freevee viewers will also be able to stream of the entire first season of Amazon Original Reacher as well as the full first season of The Wheel of Time, prior to its second season premiere this year on Prime Video. Series launching in May also include the first three episodes of A League of Their Own, The Terminal List, and Paper Girls, plus the hit series Goliath and The Tick, full seasons of Homecoming and Upload, and the sci-fi mystery The Vast of Night. Amazon Originals will remain available for ad-free viewing on Prime Video. 

Our Planet II premieres on Netflix June 14. At any given moment on planet Earth, billions of animals are on the move. Captured with spectacular and innovative cinematography, Our Planet II unravels the mysteries of how and why animals migrate to reveal some of the most dramatic and compelling stories in the natural world. 

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

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