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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Alaska Daily’, ‘Big Sky’ and ‘The Company You Keep’ Canceled, The CW Picks Up ’61st Street’, ‘Lockwood & Co.’ Canceled, ‘Dark Winds’ Teaser, ‘Grantchester’ Trailer, Toonami Sets ‘Dr. STONE: New World’ Premiere Date, and More!

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ABC has canceled Alaska Daily, Big Sky, and The Company You Keep. Alaska Daily and The Company You Keep ran for one season each while Big Sky ran for three seasons. The sole drama series left on the bubble is The Rookie: Feds. The network also has four drama pilots in contention for the upcoming season. 

The CW has picked up two seasons of 61st Street. The first season will reair on The CW in Fall 2023, with the second season making its television debut in 2024. The series stars Courtney B. Vance and Aunjanue Ellis. The series tells the dramatic story of a promising high school athlete who gets swept up in a corrupt Chicago criminal justice system. The first season aired on AMC and was dropped by the network before the second season aired. 

Netflix has canceled Lockwood & Co. after one season. In London, where the most gifted teenage ghost-hunters venture nightly into perilous combat with deadly spirits, amidst the many corporate, adult-run agencies, one stands alone: independent of any commercial imperative or adult supervision – a tiny startup, run by two teenage boys and a newly arrived, supremely psychically gifted girl, a renegade trio destined to unravel a mystery that will change the course of history: Lockwood & Co. 

Season two of Dark Winds premieres on AMC and AMC+ this July. Set in 1971 on a remote outpost of the Navajo Nation near Monument Valley, Dark Winds follows Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Tribal Police as he is besieged by a series of seemingly unrelated crimes. The closer he digs to the truth, the more he exposes the wounds of his past. He is joined on this journey by his new deputy, Jim Chee. Chee, too, has old scores to settle from his youth on the reservation. Together, the two men battle the forces of evil, each other and their own personal demons on the path to salvation. The series is based on the iconic Leaphorn & Chee book series by Tony Hillerman. 

Season eight of Grantchester premieres on PBS Masterpiece July 9. Will is the happiest he’s ever been but his world will be rocked by a terrible accident. He’s always preached the word of a compassionate God – but how can he now, when his despair leads him on a dangerous downward spiral? Geordie has found a new contentment in his relationship with Cathy, but when they are both confronted with shocking announcements at work their happiness is threatened. As Mrs. C, Leonard, Jack and Daniel rally around, both Will and Geordie find themselves in unfamiliar, emotional waters and murder is always around the corner.

Dr. Stone: New World premieres on Toonami June 3 at 12:30am. The anime series is the latest to join the late night anime block after the fourth and final season of Food Wars premiered. The series is already streaming on Crunchyroll in sub and dub. With the Stone Wars over, the former members of Tsukasa’s Empire of Might join forces with the Kingdom of Science to build a ship capable of sailing across open ocean to seek answers on the mystery of the global petrification. However, before they can begin their voyage Senku and his friends need to find some key resources and push some new scientific advancements to build the type of vessel they need.

The Days premieres on Netflix June 1. Over the course of eight episodes, this multi-layered drama faithfully captures a disastrous incident from three different perspectives based on careful research. “What happened there on that day?” This story seeks to answer this question based on the true events of seven intense days from the perspectives of government, corporate organizations, and the people on site risking their lives. At 2:46 p.m. on 11 March, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake with a maximum seismic intensity of 7 (recorded at Kurihara-cho, Miyagi prefecture) struck approximately 130 kilometers off the Sanriku coast. One hour after this earthquake shook the islands of Japan, a 15-meter-tall tsunami swallowed up the Fukushima nuclear power plant in an instant. But that was only the start of the nightmare. With its cooling function lost, the power plant fell into a dangerous and uncontrollable state. 

A new season of Beachside Brawl premieres on Food Network June 18. Antonia Lofaso brings the competition to the sand on the return of Beachside Brawl for the ultimate beach bite showdown to determine which coast does summer food best. Cooks from the East and West coasts face-off in challenges designed to prove that their coast does it best. Leading the teams of five professional cooks are acclaimed East coast chef Eric Adjepong and elite West Coast chef Brian Malarkey. Both captains will mentor and cook alongside their teams throughout the competition. Culinary superstars Alex Guarnaschelli and Guy Fieri will judge the final round and will crown one team member the “Best of the Beach” earning a dream beach getaway worth up to $25,000. 

The Tony Awards will likely not be airing as planned June 11. With the ongoing writers strike, the ceremony will likely have to adjust similarly to how the MTV Movie & TV Awards did. One scenario is a non televised ceremony, while another is to postpone them until the ceremony can air on TV. 

Tex Mex Motors premieres June 9 on Netflix. Junkers turn into jewels when they’re in the hands of these pros, who bring cars from Mexico to El Paso for radical restorations in this lively series. 

Docuseries How to Create a Sex Scandal premieres May 23 on Max. In 2005, the sleepy community of Mineola, Texas, is thrown into turmoil when local children reveal shocking stories about a pedophile sex ring that took place at a local swingers club. As arrests are made, life sentences handed down, and lives ruined, it soon becomes apparent that there is a lot more to the story than meets the eye. Now, the startling long-term repercussions of the scandal are revealed. With more twists and turns than a Hollywood thriller, the three episode series is a startling and scarcely believable telling of a crime story that really is stranger than fiction. 

Action-packed Black Knight and Bloodhounds head up five new Korean series on Netflix. Also coming soon are Siren: Survive the Island, King The Land, and The Good Bad Mother. Black Knight is a dystopian sci-fi series set in the future where the entire world has desertified due to pollution, and deliverymen called the ‘Black Knights’ navigate and fight through the dangerous streets of the sand-covered Seoul to bring people necessities for survival. Bloodhounds, premiering June 9, thrusts a compassionate rookie boxer into the perilous world of loan sharks, where he and a fellow newcomer confront ruthless loan sharks who lurk around every corner, waiting to strike. Siren: Survive the Island, premiering May 30, is a combat survival show where 24 strong, skilled women are plunged into the wild unknown of a remote island for a week-long challenge. King The Land, premiering June 17, is a rom-com starring global K-pop idols Lee Jun-ho from 2PM and Im Yoon-ah from SNSD. The Good Bad Mother, which premiered April 26, follows a strong-willed mother who had to become a ‘bad mother’ for her fatherless son who, seemingly not knowing what caused his father’s tragic death, wanted to climb the social ladder by asking the notorious figure responsible for crippling his family to adopt him.

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

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