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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Bear’ Trailer, ‘Based on a True Story’ Trailer, FX Sets Summer Premiere Dates, ‘Outlast’ Renewed, Reba McEntire Joins ‘The Voice’, ‘Archer’ Final Season, and More!

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Season two of FX’s The Bear premieres on hulu June 22. 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. 

Peacock’s dark comedy thriller series Based on a True Story premieres June 8 with all eight episodes. The series is about a realtor, a former tennis star and a plumber who seize a unique opportunity to capitalize on America’s obsession with true crime. The series stars Kaley Cuoco, Chris Messina and Tom Bateman. 

FX has set more summer premiere dates for its upcoming new and returning series. What We Do In The Shadows returns for season five July 13. New Justified followup series Justified: City Primeval premieres July 18. Season three of Reservation Dogs premieres August 2. The network previously set premiere dates for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on June 7, The Full Monty on June 14, and The Bear on June 22. 

Netflix has renewed Outlast for a second season. The series is a raw survival competition series where 16 lone wolves must outlast each other in the Alaskan wilderness in an attempt to win 1 million dollars. There is only one rule in this cut throat game: they must be a part of a team to win. 

Reba McEntire will be joining season 24 of The Voice on NBC this fall as a new coach. Reba recently appeared in season 23 as a mega mentor. Also returning this season as coaches are John Legend, Niall Horan and Gwen Stefani. This will be the first season without original coach Blake Shelton. 

Archer will be ending with the upcoming fourteenth season, premiering on FXX August 30. The suave, confident and devastatingly handsome Sterling Archer may be the world’s greatest spy, but he still has issues with his friends and colleagues who live to undermine and betray one another. Whether set in 1940s Los Angeles, the jungles of South America or the dangerous islands of the South Pacific, this animated comedy spans time and place to navigate Sterling, Lana, Malory, Cheryl/Carol/Charlotte, Cyril, Pam, Ray and Krieger’s misguided misadventures that range from attempting to save the world from nuclear disaster to selling illegal narcotics to Colombian cartels.

The 2023 Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Specials are set to premiere later this year. The first special will be titled “The Star Beast” with the second titled “Wild Blue Yonder” and the final one titled “The Giggle”. The series will see David Tennant return alongside Catherine Tate. Tennant will be playing the newly regenerated Fourteenth Doctor after playing the Tenth Doctor previously. Tate returns as Donna Noble. Ncuti Gatwa, the upcoming new Fifteenth Doctor, will make his first appearance during the specials as well, followed by the premiere of his own series. 

Season fourteen of The Real Housewives of New York City premieres on Bravo July 16. Six independent and successful women – Sai De Silva, Ubah Hassan, Erin Lichy, Jenna Lyons, Jessel Taank and Brynn Whitfield – are taking the city that never sleeps by storm. From looking for love to building business empires, they’re navigating the ups and downs of their friendships all while juggling families and careers, and looking fabulous while doing so. 

Swagger returns for season two on Apple TV+ June 23. Inspired by NBA superstar Kevin Durant’s experiences, “Swagger” explores the world of youth basketball, and the players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption. Off the court, the show reveals what it’s like to grow up in America.

Comedy special John Early: Now More Than Ever premieres on HBO June 17. In his first HBO comedy special, John Early brings his unique blend of cutting commentary, pop star swagger, and all-around loveable hilarity to Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn, New York. In the style of a gritty 1970s rockumentary, Early performs stand-up and explosive song covers from Britney Spears to Neil Young, intercut with Spinal Tap-esque backstage sketches. 

Meg Foster, known to genre fans for her role as Evil-Lyn in the 1987 cult classic live action Masters of the Universe film, returns to Eternia with an all-new role in the new series Masters of the Universe: Revolution. Foster will play Motherboard, an ancient sorceress of technology in the fight for the soul of Eternia. Acting as Hordak’s liasion on Eternia, Motherboard is a powerful sentient artificial intelligence that uses her nanovirus powers to manipulate Skeletor and the people of Eternia as she aims to ensnare the planet, and Grayskull, as a prize for Hordak. The Masters of the Universe: Revelation followup series is set to launch globally on Netflix in 2024.

Reality series Love Allways premieres on Paramount+ June 2 with the first three episodes. Over 10 episodes, bachelorette Lexi Paloma is freed from typical dating show gender norms as she sets out to find true love. But what’s love without a little friendly competition? As she narrows down her pool of contestants of all genders, some start falling for one another, causing a spiral of drama, betrayal, passion and jealousy. Throughout the process, Lexi is assisted by two professional relationship gurus, Spicy Mari and Anthony Recenello, who also serve as mentors to their teams of potential suitors. Not only are the daters competing for a chance at love, but the relationship gurus are also going toe-to-toe to see whose protégé gets chosen. 

The upcoming fifth season of Peacock’s The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip will feature legacy cast members of The Real Housewives of New York City.  Starring in The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: RHONY Legacy are Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Luann de Lesseps, Dorinda Medley, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer and Kristen Taekman. The new season will follow the ladies as they return to the infamous house on Saline Beach featured in Season 5 of The Real Housewives of New York

Season three of Painting with John premieres on HBO June 2. A fireside chat that seems to constantly plummet into delightful mayhem, each of the half-hour episodes finds the artist enhancing his intricate watercolor techniques while reflecting on life lessons big and small. The series combines Lurie’s irreverent point-of-view with dynamic captures of his paintings and original music, vivid retellings of his wildest memories, and even some of his luminary toast. 

Showtime is developing sequels to its popular series Nurse Jackie and Weeds. Original stars Edie Falco and Mary-Louise Parker are likely returning as discussions go on. A Weeds revival discussion was previously in the works at Starz. 

After avoiding cancellation with a final season renewal, S.W.A.T. will begin streaming on Netflix May 17. The current sixth season will join the first five seasons later this year. The CBS series will return for a final season of thirteen episodes in the fall. 

Prime Video’s upcoming new docu-reality series Luxe Listings Toronto has begun production. The Toronto-based edition follows one of the most cutthroat real estate markets on the planet, showcasing high-stakes multimillion-dollar listings through the lives of Canada’s top real estate agents. Transporting viewers into the fast-paced world of buying and selling high-end luxury real estate within Canada’s largest city are top agents Peter and Paige Torkan, founders of Team Torkan and Brett Starke, founder of The Starke Group. These industry titans are among the best in the world, self-made experts in their field who will stop at nothing to deliver results for their demanding clients. The series will follow their intense professional and incredible personal lives, set against Toronto’s iconic backdrop. 

Ovation TV kicks off a four season run of Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators starting June 24. Two episodes will air back-to-back every Saturday night during Ovation TV’s Mystery Alley programming destination. Bride-to-be Luella Shakespeare believes her future husband Clive Brenton is unfaithful and approaches shabby private eye and ex-policeman Frank Hathaway. Joining with Frank and his assistant Sebastian, she uncovers Clive’s shady past and proves her own sleuthing skills. The unlikely pair forms a partnership as they investigate extramarital affairs, murderous magicians, abducted au pairs, and more in Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwickshire. Despite their constant disagreements, the duo makes a good team in this action-packed, fun-filled comedic drama. 

Peacock will become the home of the first ever exclusive live streamed NFL Playoff Game. The streamer will present an NFL Wild Card Playoff in primetime on January 13, 2024. The Peacock exclusive Wild Card game will immediately follow a late afternoon NFL Wild Card Playoff game on NBC and Peacock. 

Hulu expands its live offerings in the fifth year of its “Pride Never Stops” campaign. Since 2019, Hulu’s “Pride Never Stops” campaign has continued to find new and unique ways to amplify LGBTQIA+ voices as part of its ongoing commitment to celebrating these artists and their stories year-round. In 2022, for the first time ever, the platform livestreamed both the Los Angeles and New York City Pride marches to all Hulu subscribers. Now, as it continues to diversify its live content offerings, Hulu will add Houston, Chicago, and San Francisco marches to that line-up. All five will be available via the “Pride Never Stops” hub. Hulu’s “Pride Never Stops” hub will continue to showcase a robust content slate including the highly-anticipated Drag Me To Dinner, Original favorites Fire Island, Love, Victor, Crush, Planet Sex, and Welcome to Chippendales, and library hits including Pose, Schitt’s Creek, Good Trouble, Will & Grace, and more.

MerPeople premieres on Netflix May 23. The series dives into the fascinating world of underwater performers who have turned their love for the mystical sea creatures into real-world careers. From putting on dazzling small-town shows in Florida to the crowning of the King and Queen of the Seas in the Bahamas, this series will take you on a journey of passion and perseverance. Get ready to set sail on an unforgettable voyage and immerse yourself in a world where fantasy becomes reality. 

ABC News Studios and LA Times Studios The Randall Scandal: Love, Loathing, and Vanderpump will premiere on hulu May 22. Bravo’s hit reality show Vanderpump Rules has been involved in scandal after scandal, but none more serious than the explosive allegations against movie mogul Randall Emmett, who rose to fame on the heels of his engagement to Bravo megastar Lala Kent. The special is an investigation into many of the shocking claims against Emmett, which include allegations of race discrimination, workplace abuse, and questionable on-set behavior towards actor Bruce Willis as his mental acuity declined – all of which Emmett denies. It features special access to interview footage of Kent, who opens up about her tumultuous relationship with Emmett and how she learned about the accusations against her ex-fiancé. 

Scoop premieres on Netflix June 2. In the process of breaking news, Jagruti Pathak became breaking news. How did a crime journalist end up being a co-accused in a heinous crime? The series is inspired by Jigna Vora’s book, “Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison.”  

Extraordinary Birder with Christian Cooper premieres on Nat Geo WILD June 17. Life-long birder Christian Cooper takes us into the wild, wonderful and unpredictable world of birds. Whether navigating volcanic terrain in Hawaii for elusive honeycreepers, trekking into rainforests in Puerto Rico for parrots, or scaling a bridge in Manhattan for a peregrine falcon, he does whatever it takes to learn about these extraordinary, feathered creatures and show us the remarkable world in the sky above. 

Team Rubicon premieres on The Roku Channel May 25. The series is based on the veteran-led humanitarian organization by the same name that serves global communities before, during, and after disasters and crises. In this heartwarming series, we’ll follow Team Rubicon volunteers – military veterans, first responders, and dauntless everyday people – as they step up to serve communities in moments of need. Whether it’s a hurricane, wildfire mitigation, or flood, Team Rubicon is dedicated to long-term relief. 

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

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