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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘S.W.A.T. Un-Canceled, ‘The Bear’ Premiere Date, ‘East New York’ and ‘True Lies’ Canceled, The CW Picks Up ‘Son of a Critch’, ‘Project Runway’ Premiere Date, ‘Clone High’ Premiere Date, and More!

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CBS has renewed S.W.A.T. for a seventh and final season. The news comes following the series cancellation last week. The final season will consist of thirteen episodes, providing the series a wrap up. 

Season two of FX’s The Bear will premiere on hulu June 22 with all ten episodes. Season two follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto, Sydney Adamu and Richard “Richie” Jerimovich as they work to transform their grimy sandwich joint into a next-level spot. As they strip the restaurant down to its bones, the crew undertakes transformational journeys of their own, each forced to confront the past and reckon with who they want to be in the future. Of course, it turns out the only thing harder than running a restaurant is opening a new one, and the team must juggle the insane bureaucracy of permits and contractors with the beauty and creative agony of menu planning. The transition brings a newfound focus on hospitality as well. As the entire staff is forced to come together in new ways, pushing the boundaries of their abilities and relationships, they also learn what it means to be in service, both to diners and each other. 

CBS has canceled East New York and True Lies. Both series lasted one season. East New York followed the officers and detectives in eastern Brooklyn. True Lies was a remake of the movie of the same name. 

The CW has picked up CBC and Lionsgate Television’s comedy series Son of a Critch. The thirteen episode first season will debut Summer 2023. Based on the award-winning, bestselling memoir from Mark Critch, the series is the hilarious and very real story of a young Mark coming of age in the 1980s. The series is a heartfelt window in the life of a child – who is much older inside than his 11 years – using comedy and self-deprecation to win friends and connect with the small collection of people in his limited world.

Project Runway returns for an All Star season with a two episode premiere June 15 on Bravo. The competition series that started it all returns to the workroom with mentor Christian Siriano along with judges Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell and Elaine Welteroth. Fourteen of the most beloved designers from across 19 seasons are given one last shot to change their life forever with a career-defining win. The All-Stars put it all on the line for a chance at redemption in a high-stakes season full of surprises and a twist that changes the game. Each 90-minute episode will feature challenges that test their artistry and push their limits, including an unconventional challenge that takes everyone by surprise. Other challenges include the return of the classic denim challenge and a uniform refresh for fan favorites from the cast of Below Deck. The city awakens once again to become the creative playground for these all-star designers, with iconic locales such as FAO Schwarz, historic Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park and glossy skyscraper SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. 

Clone High will premiere on Max May 23. Two episodes will premiere weekly. A modern refresh of the hit series of the same name, the series follows a high school for clones of the greatest minds in history. Twenty years after the original experiment was put on ice, Joan, JFK, Abe, and Cleo have been thawed out to resume school with their new clone classmates – all while navigating a new set of cultural norms and overly dramatic teen relationships. 

Netflix’s limited series Painkiller premieres August 10. The six episode series is a fictionalized retelling of events that explores some of the origins and aftermath of the opioid crisis in America, highlighting the stories of the perpetrators, victims, and truth-seekers whose lives are forever altered by the invention of OxyContin. An examination of crime, accountability, and the systems that have repeatedly failed hundreds of thousands of Americans, the series is based on the book “PAIN KILLER” by Barry Meier and the New Yorker Magazine article ‘The Family That Built the Empire of Pain’ by Patrick Radden Keefe.

A new episode of Letterkenny is set to premiere on hulu May 19. No word on what the special episode will entail or if it is a part of the upcoming or previous season. 

Hey Yahoo!, hosted by Tom Cavanagh, premieres on Game Show Network June 12. Two teams of three players each compete to guess what millions of people are searching for on Yahoo Search. Contestants are given the first half of a search, and then have to fill-in-the-blank based on what they think America is searching for. For each correct answer, the dollar value of that answer is added to the team’s bank. At the end of three rounds of play, the team with the most money wins and will go on to the bonus round for a chance to add an extra $10,000 to their winnings.

Sofia Vassilieva and Dan Tracy have joined the cast of Duster. The two will recur in the Max series from J. J. Abrahms starring Josh Holloway and Rachel Hilson. 

Oxygen has picked up five new series. Those ordered include Texas Justice with Kelly Siegler, Fatal Family Feuds, Sin City Murders, Real Murders of Los Angeles and The Pike County Murders. They will join returning series Cold Justice, Final Moments and Homicide for the Holidays.

Netflix has ordered a German language adaptation of Love Is Blind. 30 singles – driven by a shared desire for big, true love – begin this 10-episode show by talking to potential partners without being distracted by the other person’s appearance. Once Cupid’s work is done, they will propose to their chosen partner and only then see their fiancé for the first time. Back in the real world, couples will try to complement their emotional bond with a physical one as they plan their wedding day together. Will they discover on their long-awaited wedding day that it is indeed possible to fall blindly in love? Or will physical realities and external factors sabotage them? The order comes following the success of Too Hot To Handle Germany. 

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! 

Season two of Young, Famous & African premieres on Netflix May 19. The series follows a group of glitzy and affluent media personalities from across the continent. All Kings and Queens of their fields, these jetsetters see their relationships tested as new cast members crash the party. Bonang Matheba, Fantana, and Luis Munana join in season two, alongside Sebabatso Mothibi and Rosette Ncwana. Returning cast includes Khanyi Mbau, Diamond Platnumz, Zari “The Boss Lady”, Annie Macaulay-Idibia, Innocent “2baba” Idibia, Nadia Nakai, Swanky Jerry, Naked DJ, Kayleigh Schwark, and Andile Ncube. 

I’m A Virgo premieres on Prime Video 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, the real-life superhero named The Hero. It is a mythical odyssey that questions the purpose of the mythical odyssey.

Season three of Good Morning, Veronica is coming soon to Netflix. Veronica is returning for another season, and she’s not alone. Rodrigo Santoro and Maitê Proença join Tainá Muller in this electrifying thriller. In addition to the protagonists and new characters, the audience will continue to follow familiar faces from the first and second seasons, including Camila Márdila, Adriano Garib, Ester Dias, Liza Del Dala, Alice Valverde, César Mello, DJ Amorim and Johnnas Oliva. 

90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days returns June4 on TLC. Seven brand new couples prepare to meet their partner in person for the first time, and one returning favorite, reuniting to figure out if they have what it takes to make their relationship work. Follow along with our love-struck Americans as they navigate first encounters in foreign lands, and all the unexpected surprises, cultural clashes and dramatic twists in their pursuit of true love.

In celebration of the launch of Netflix and Shondaland’s Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, fans will witness HERstory in the making with 15-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist and global superstar Alicia Keys and Queen Charlotte’s Global Orchestra. Musicians from all over the world, including music arranger Bobbie-Jane Gardner, from countries such as Sweden, South Africa, Germany, France, Barbados, Egypt, and more have come together to create the first of its kind 70+ piece global orchestra, made up entirely of women of color for the captivating new rendition and companion video of Keys’ timeless classic “If I Ain’t Got You” for its 20th anniversary. 

To celebrate tonight’s 350th episode of American Dad!, TBS is kicking off #AmericanDrag a new social impact campaign focusing on the series’ fan-favorite, gender-fluid character Roger. Highlighting Roger as a drag icon, TBS has joined forces with iconic drag queens, Trixie Mattel and Trinity the Tuck, to create a custom video spot available on TBS’ social media platforms. For every quote-tweet of the video using the hashtag #AmericanDrag, TBS will donate $1 to The Trevor Project, a leader in suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ young people. Roger is an alien who has been hiding out with the Smith family for 18 years. He frequently dresses in drag to disguise himself, and while doing so, exposes the Smiths to outlandish experiences and hilarious adventures. American Dad!, currently in its 18th season, airs Mondays on TBS. 

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

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