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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘All American: Homecoming’ and ‘Superman & Lois’ Renewed, ‘Gotham Knights’ Canceled, ‘The Horror of Dolores Roach’ Trailer, ‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’ Premiere Date, ‘Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix’ Teaser, ‘Demon Slayer’ Finale Event, and More!

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The CW has made renewal decisions on the three series left in limbo. All American: Homecoming will be returning for a thirteen episode third season. Superman & Lois will be returning for a ten episode fourth season. The network also canceled freshman DC series Gotham Knights. The two renewals join All American, which returns this fall, and Walker, which returns at midseason. 

The Horror of Dolores Roach premieres July 7 on Prime Video. Based on the Spotify podcast series of the same name, the series is a contemporary Sweeney Todd-inspired urban legend of love, betrayal, weed, cannibalism, and survival of the fittest. Dolores Roach is released after an unjust 16-year prison sentence, and she returns to a gentrified Washington Heights. Dolores reunites with an old stoner friend, Luis, who lets her live and work as a masseuse in the basement under his empanada shop. When the promise of her newfound stability is quickly threatened, “Magic Hands” Dolores is driven to shocking extremes to survive. 

Season two of Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty premieres on HBO August 6. The series continues to explore the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers. This season hones in on the period just after the Finals in 1980 through 1984, culminating in the first professional rematch of the era’s greatest stars: Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. 

Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix will premiere fall 2023. The six episode season is an original animated homage to the ‘90s, featuring alter egos of Ubisoft characters. 

The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 70 minute Swordsmith Village Arc finale will begin streaming on Crunchyroll June 18. To celebrate, Crunchyroll, Aniplex of America, and Aniplex, Inc. are bringing the global, hit anime series to New York City’s Times Square to delight fans and stun spectators with an epic takeover that will include stunning visuals from the anime Saturday, June 17 at 9pm ET / sunset until 10pm ET. Tanjiro’s journey leads him to the Swordsmith Village, where he reunites with two Hashira, members of the Demon Slayer Corps’ highest-ranking swordsmen – Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito and Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji. With the shadows of demons lurking near, a new battle begins for Tanjiro and his comrades.

Pat Sajak will be stepping down as host of Wheel of Fortune following the upcoming 41st season of the game show. Sajak has hosted the show since it began. The series is also hosted by Vanna White. 

Paramount+’s NCIS: Sydney has set its cast. Olivia Swann, Todd Lasance, Sean Sagar, Tuuli Narkle, Mavournee Hazel, and William McInnes. The series will see NCIS agents from the US team up with the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

HGTV’s new series Flip The Strip premieres July 10. Ben Cleary, Dan Paterson, Liam Black and Malik Wills-Martin will work with celebrated interior designer Kelly Stone to turn their clients’ humdrum homes into glitzy desert oases. The six hour-long episodes will feature over-the-top casino-inspired style, including decadent chandeliers, imaginative bar setups, custom statement balustrades and one abstract art piece involving paint and a shirtless dancer that must be seen to be believed. Along the way the guys will drop some “Aussie-isms” into their vernacular that will illustrate the ups and downs of each renovation. 

Apple TV+ has picked up the eight episode French series Carême. The series tells the thrilling story of the world’s first celebrity chef, Antonin Carême, who rose from humble beginnings in Paris to the height of culinary stardom in Napoleon’s Europe. While he dreams only of becoming the most famous chef in the world, his talent and ambitions attract the attention of renowned and powerful politicians, who use him as a spy for France. The series is inspired by the book “Cooking for Kings: The Life of Antonin Carême – The First Celebrity Chef,” by Ian Kelly. 

Sneaker lifestyle meets hip-hop series Just for Kicks will premiere on Crackle this summer. Hosted by millennial influencers Don Benjamin, Wes Armstrong, and Jadi Torres, the series brings together a diverse range of guests to discuss their most exciting shoe stories and reveal the reasons behind some of the boldest fashion choices we’ve ever seen. The series will feature a range of games and challenges like never before that are sure to stump even the most confident shoe aficionados. It will feature interviews with celebrities from across sports, movies, and music, including 11-time NBA All-Star and Hall of Famer Allen Iverson, Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson, music icons Bun B and Rich the Kid, and actors Jessie T. Usher, and Barton Fitzpatrick. Just for Kicks will also have world-famous DJ Whoo Kid, who will do more than play music – while comedian and host Wayne Young will keep the audience involved as the MC of the party. 

Max has ordered a new animated preschool series, Hop, from Arthur series creator Marc Brown. The series follows an eclectic group of besties whose comedic adventures teach preschoolers about embracing their own uniqueness. Led by Hop, an enthusiastic, empathetic frog with one leg shorter than the other, he and his quirky friends address kid-relatable problems with a healthy dose of laughter, silliness, and adventure. Set in the aspirational community of Fair Village, every episode is grounded in emotional reality but soars into the world of fantasy, populated by dragons, trolls, talking banjos, and magic crayons. With a gentle balance of humor and heart, our heroes go on fun escapades to discover that they can overcome any obstacle with perseverance, creativity, and teamwork. Together, they show us the power of friendship and kindness as they navigate the mud puddles of life.

PBS’s annual Fourth of July celebration A Capitol Fourth will be hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro. Set to perform are Chicago, Boyz II Men, Belinda Carlisle, Babyface, Maddie & Tae, Charles Esten, the Broadway cast of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical featuring Will Swenson and Robyn Hurder, and the National Symphony Orchestra directed by Jack Everly. 

Amazon Freevee announced MGM and Warner Bros. Discovery free, ad-supported (FAST) Channels will launch on the ad-supported streaming service over the next few months. MGM will launch 12 FAST Channels, adding a new lineup of single-title channels which will include The Pink Panther, Stargate, Green Acres, and The Outer Limits, alongside branded channels such as “MGM Presents,” “MGM Presents: Action,” and “MGM Presents: Sci-Fi,” which will be programmed with premium movies and series including Capote and Red Dawn. The MGM FAST Channels join Paternity Court, In the Heat of the Night, The Addams Family, and Teen Wolf, all of which are live today on Freevee. Freevee will launch 11 FAST Channels this June that feature Discovery and WBD studio content, such as Cake Boss, Extreme Couponing, Ghost Brothers, Paranormal Lockdown, Say Yes to the Dress, and Long Lost Family.

Break Point part two premieres on Netflix June 21. The series follows a select group of top tennis players on and off the court as they compete in grueling Grand Slams and tournaments all over the world. Their dream: lifting a trophy and becoming number one. As some of tennis’ legends reach the twilight of their careers, this is the chance for a new generation to claim the spotlight. Break Point gets up close and personal with these players over a year competing across the globe in the ATP and WTA tours. From career-threatening injuries and emotional heartbreak, to triumphant victories and personal moments off the court, viewers will get a behind the scenes look at the pressure-tested lives of some of the best tennis players in the world. 

Season two of Almost Paradise premieres on Amazon Freevee July 21 with all ten episodes. Alex Walker is a former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent forced into early retirement. The combination of his partner’s betrayal and a life-threatening battle with hypertension has sent him as far from the madness as he can get – to a small tropical island in the Philippine archipelago. He now runs the gift shop in the island’s luxury resort hotel, which attracts the rich, powerful, and sometimes criminal elite from around the world. Despite his best efforts to transition from Jason Bourne to Jimmy Buffett, Alex is pulled back into a world of dangerous people and deadly situations – either through his friends in the local police, Kai Mendoza and Ernesto Alamares, or encounters with people from his old life. And the problem is that he likes it. The first season aired on WGN America in 2020. 

Docuseries Vasco Rossi: Living It is coming soon to Netflix. The series follows the incredible life of Vasco Rossi, for the first time told by Vasco Rossi. 

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

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