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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Jury Duty’ Commentary Edition Premiere Date, ‘The Idol’ Trailer, ‘I’m A Virgo’ Trailer, ‘BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy-‘ Teaser, ‘The Ms. Pat Show’ Renewed, New HGTV Series Ordered, and More!

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Amazon Freevee and Prime Video will release an exclusive cast commentary edition of the docu-style comedy series Jury Duty on June 1. All eight episodes of the series will include secrets from the jury box, as told by director Jake Szymanski, hero Ronald Gladden, and some of the jurors themselves – James Marsden (as Sex Drive star James Marsden), Mekki Leeper (Noah), Cassandra Blair (Vanessa), and Maria Russell (Inez). While reliving the “case” of Hilgrove vs. Morris, trial observers will be treated to never-before-heard anecdotes about what it took to create the carefully-planned-yet-chaotic world – inside the courtroom and out – for esteemed foreperson Ronald Gladden. New testimony from Gladden himself will reveal exactly what he was thinking in every unpredictable moment. 

HBO’s The Idol premieres June 4. After a nervous breakdown derailed Jocelyn’s (Lily-Rose Depp) last tour, she’s determined to claim her rightful status as the greatest and sexiest pop star in America. Her passions are reignited by Tedros (Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye), a nightclub impresario with a sordid past. Will her romantic awakening take her to glorious new heights or the deepest and darkest depths of her soul? 

Prime Video’s I’m A Virgo premieres June 23. The series is a darkly comedic fantastical coming-of-age joyride about Cootie, a 13-foot-tall young Black man in Oakland, California. Having grown up hidden away, passing time on a diet of comic books and TV shows, he escapes to experience the beauty and contradictions of the real world. He forms friendships, finds love, navigates awkward situations, and encounters his idol, a real-life superhero named The Hero. It is a mythical odyssey that questions the purpose of the mythical odyssey. 

Season two of BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- premieres on Netflix July 31. When evil forces threaten to resurrect Anthrasax, the God of Destruction, the Kingdom of Meta-llicana calls on a volatile dark wizard for help. 

BET+ has renewed The Ms. Pat Show for a fourth season. Ms. Pat and her family find themselves uprooted, leaving Atlanta, GA for Plainfield, IN. This chaotic, but lovable family keeps it very real as they navigate the ups and downs of moving to a new…less diverse…neighborhood. Creator Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams has two other series in development at BET, animated series Krack Babies and workplace comedy Hud.

Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein will take their love of older homes to the next level in a new series on HGTV. The eight-episode season will follow Ethan and Elizabeth as they guide hopeful homebuyers in New England through the emotional journey of purchasing, preserving and restoring their own property bargains. Driven by Elizabeth’s background as a historic preservationist, Ethan’s ingenuity with do-it-yourself budgeting and their shared passion for saving old property gems, they’ll take the buyers on tours of two houses brimming with historical significance and architectural uniqueness – and both listed at under $199,000 – and help them decide which is their dream project. Then, joined by designer Jennifer Salvemini and architectural designer Scott Reed, Ethan and Elizabeth will get hands-on with the new owners as they overhaul the forgotten properties into beautifully restored homes with vintage charm. HGTV invites its passionate fan base to engage with @cheapoldhouses on Instagram by casting their vote for the title of Ethan and Elizabeth’s new series. Fans can choose their favorite from three potential titles: Who Wants to Buy a Cheap Old House?; Desperately Seeking a Cheap Old House; and Who’s Afraid of a Cheap Old House?. Ethan and Elizabeth will reveal the winning title on their popular Instagram account on Wednesday, June 14.

Documentary Making of the Meme King premieres on CBNC June 6. Building Chewy into an e-commerce giant made Ryan Cohen a hot commodity on Wall Street, but jumping into the online frenzy around GameStop and Bed Bath & Beyond transformed him into an icon for a generation of individual investors hell-bent on turning American finance upside-down. The special digs deep into Cohen’s unorthodox background and the bold, often controversial moves that earned him nicknames such as Papa Cohen and the Meme-Stock King. 

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

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