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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Sweet Magnolias’ Premiere Date, ‘Hijack’ Trailer, ‘How to with John Wilson’ Final Premiere Date, ‘The Blacklist’ Moves To Thursday, ‘Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire’ Premiere Date, ‘Summer Camp Island’ Returns To Cartoon Network, and More!

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Season three of Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias will premiere July 20. The series follows lifelong best friends Maddie, Dana Sue, and Helen as they juggle relationships, family, and careers in the charming small town of Serenity, SC. It is based on the book series by Sherryl Woods. 

Hijack starring Idris Elba will premiere on Apple TV+ June 28 with the first two episodes. Told in real time, the high octane, tense thriller follows the journey of a hijacked plane as it makes its way to London over a seven hour flight, and authorities on the ground scramble for answers. Elba will star as ‘Sam Nelson,’ an accomplished negotiator in the business world who needs to step up and use all his guile to try and save the lives of the passengers – but, his high-risk strategy could be his undoing. Archie Panjabi will play the role of ‘Zahra Gahfoor,’ a counter terrorism officer who is on the ground when the plane is hijacked and becomes part of the investigation.

The third and final season of How to with John Wilson premieres on HBO July 28. Documentary filmmaker and self-described “anxious New Yorker” John Wilson continues his heartfelt mission of self-discovery, exploration, and observation as he films the lives of his fellow New Yorkers while attempting to give everyday advice on six new deceptively simple and wildly random topics. Building upon season two, the episodes take unexpected turns, as John navigates a new set of topics including; how to find a public restroom, how to work out, and how to clean your ears. 

NBC’s The Blacklist will move to 8 p.m. Thursdays, beginning June 1. On that date, the series will air back-to-back at 8 and 9 p.m. Now in its tenth and final season, the show will conclude with a two hour series finale on July 13 from 8-10 p.m. The series stars stars James Spader, Diego Klattenhoff, Hisham Tawfiq, Anya Banerjee and Harry Lennix. 

Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire will premiere on Disney+ July 5. Featuring stories from creators hailing from Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, the collection of shorts promises to take viewers on an unforgettable ride into Africa’s future, presenting visions of the continent as never before seen. The action-packed animated anthology draws on the continent’s rich and diverse histories and cultures to present 10 sci-fi and fantasy stories featuring bold and brave new worlds of advanced technology, aliens, spirits, and monsters. 

Episodes of Summer Camp Island will return to Cartoon Network June 5 at noon. The network will air all five seasons of the animated series and finally premiere the long awaited sixth and final season later this summer. The series premiered on Cartoon Network before moving to HBO Max. The series was pulled from the streamer before the final season aired. 

The Russo Brothers’ spy thriller Citadel has been renewed for a second season on Prime Video. Joe Russo set to direct every episode of the second season. The series stars Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and features Lesley Manville and Stanley Tucci. 

CBS’ The Greatest @Home Videos hosted by Cedric the Entertainer returns Friday, June 2. Cedric the Entertainer is back with a new batch of humorous and heartwarming summertime videos, from funny dads to goofy grads. 

Season two of Build It Forward premieres on HGTV June 10. Designer Taniya Nayak and builder Shane Duffy will surprise five dedicated community heroes from charitable organizations in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Denver, Colorado; Charlotte, North Carolina; Ontario, California; and Washington, D.C. Each local hero will get a surprise, life-enhancing renovation for their home and community project. 

Bounce TV is set to honor Tina Turner this Saturday, May 27. The network will pay tribute to music legend and American icon Tina Turner with a special presentation of the acclaimed 2021 documentary “Tina Turner: Simply the Best” Saturday, May 27 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. “Tina Turner: Simply the Best” is also being made available on Brown Sugar, Bounce’s subscription video-on-demand service, and FAST channel Bounce XL will air the special Sunday, May 28 at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT. 

BET will honor the legacy of Tina Turner with an exclusive news special BET & ET Present Tina Turner: Life and Legacy. It will air May 25 at 9PM ET/PT on BET. Hosted by Nischelle Turner and Kevin Frazier, this BET, and Entertainment Tonight production features rare archival footage and compelling interviews with the 12-time GRAMMY award recipient and double Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Tina Turner and other celebrities who knew her well. BET Her and VH1 will air an encore of the special Friday May 26, at 10 AM ET/PT and at 6 PM ET/PT, respectively. 

The 75th Emmy Awards are set to air live on Fox from Los Angeles Monday, September 18. Nominations for the 75th Emmy Awards will be announced the morning of Wednesday, July 12. 

Max brings Sex and the City immersive fan experience to New York City in honor of the series’ 25th anniversary. A four-day celebration of the iconic franchise’s 25th anniversary and the highly-anticipated season two premiere of Max Original And Just Like That… , set to take place at 477 Broadway in New York City from Thursday, June 8 to Sunday, June 11. This limited-time experience is designed to fully immerse fans in the world of the HBO series Sex And The City, offering a unique opportunity to relive their favorite moments from the beloved show. Admission to the celebration is free to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans can reserve their spots now at 

Two night special event Black Pop: Celebrating the Power of Black Culture premieres on E! June 19. The special event will cover all genres of pop culture and entertainment – celebrating music from the gospel roots of Mahalia Jackson to the Motown sound, the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, Black culture’s undisputable impact on fashion, television trailblazers from Diahann Carroll to Oprah Winfrey, sports legends like Sugar Ray Leonard and Laila Ali, the evolution of Black films and the pivotal talents that paved the way – all creating a cultural legacy that set the tone. 

Docuseries Burden of Proof premieres on HBO June 6. When 15-year-old Jennifer Pandos went missing in 1987, her parents told everyone she ran away. Decades later, her brother Stephen begins a relentless odyssey in search of the truth. His investigation into the case threatens to destroy his family as he becomes strongly convinced that his parents are both implicated in the crime. As time passes, more threads unravel and new evidence comes to light, Stephen starts to question everything he has come to believe. 

ABC News docuseries The Age of Influence premieres on hulu June 5. The series examines the dark side of influencer culture through some of the biggest social media scandals of our time. From sweeping cons to viral cancellation campaigns, each episode of the six-part series gives an unfiltered look at an infamous influencer saga. Viewers will watch the drama unfold as these tastemakers become caught in the controversial crosshairs of their own curated online worlds. 

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

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