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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Grand Crew’ and ‘Young Rock’ Canceled, ‘Ciao House’ Renewed, The CW To Air ‘The Chosen’, ‘St. Denis Medical’ Ordered, ABC Passes on Four Pilots, ‘Skull Island’ Trailer, and More!

GRAND CREW -- Pictured: "Grand Crew" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBC)

NBC has canceled its funniest comedy Grand Crew after two seasons and Young Rock after three seasons. No decision has been made on American Auto yet. Grand Crew followed a group of young professionals all trying to navigate the ups and downs of life and love in Los Angeles. They always find time to gather at their favorite bar to “wine down” and unpack it all. Young Rock followed Dwayne Johnson as he navigates his meteoric rise from unknown wrestler to Hollywood superstar. Together, Dwayne and his unorthodox family face locker room politics, new rivalries and the perils of burgeoning fame as he finds his voice in the WWE as The Rock.

Food Network has renewed Ciao House for a second season. Hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli and Gabriele Bertaccini, Ciao House’s inaugural eight-episode season debuted April 16 and wrapped June 4. Shot on-location in Italy, the series takes ten rising culinary stars on the journey of a lifetime to live in a breathtaking Italian villa and compete against each other as individuals and in teams to prove their mastery of Italian cooking techniques and dishes. Each episode’s culinary challenges are steeped in tradition and the competitors must also navigate alliances and rivalries as they pick their own teams and each week, the losing team must vote off one of their own. In the end, the last chef standing wins a life-changing grand prize: an immersive culinary education across Italy, training with renowned Italian master chefs. Production on the new season is scheduled to begin later this year. 

The CW has picked up The Chosen to make its broadcast premiere. The first three season will begin airing July 16 with the season three finale set to air on Christmas Eve. The series is a historical drama about the life of Jesus as seen through the eyes of His followers. Set against the backdrop of Jewish oppression in first-century Israel, the seven-season show shares an authentic and intimate look at Jesus’ revolutionary life and teachings. The fourth season is currently in production. 

NBC has ordered comedy St. Denis Medical to series. A mockumentary about an underfunded, understaffed Oregon hospital where the dedicated doctors and nurses try their best to treat patients while maintaining their own sanity. It stars Wendi McClendon-Covey, David Alan Grier, Allison Tolman, Josh Lawson, Mekki Leeper and Kahyun Kim. NBC still has three other pilots in consideration, comedy Non-Evil Twin, and dramas Untitled Jenna Bans/Bill Krebs and Wolf. 

ABC has passed on four of its pilots. Comedies Public Defenders and Keeping It Together and dramas The Hurt Unit and Judgement will not be moving forward. The Good Doctor backdoor spinoff pilot The Good Lawyer is still in contention. Still awaiting their fates are also comedy series Home Economics and drama series The Rookie: Feds. 

Skull Island premieres on Netflix June 22. Shipwrecked in the South Pacific, a group of explorers encounter a menagerie of fearsome creatures — including the giant ape who rules the island: Kong. Welcome back to his island. The next chapter of the Monsterverse begins.

Paranormal Caught on Camera returns for a new season on Travel Channel July 9. In each hour-long episode, a panel of both returning and new experts breaks down the footage and analyzes what exactly the eyewitnesses captured, from Bigfoot sightings to glitches in the matrix, shape-shifting extraterrestrials, headless apparitions, monsters under the bed, mysterious lights in the sky, possessed dolls, UFOs and much more. Insights from some of the most knowledgeable specialists in the field, and firsthand accounts from the people lucky enough – or perhaps unlucky enough – to witness these strange phenomena for themselves, just might make a believer of even the biggest skeptics out there. 

Efforts to shop Walker Independence following its cancellation at The CW have come up short. There will be no second season of the Walker prequel series. The series starred Katherine McNamara and Matt Barr. Mothership series Walker will return for a thirteen episode fourth season on The CW at midseason. 

Phylicia Rashad, Shannon Wallace, and Jon Chaffin have been cast in BET+’s Diarra from Detroit. They join the series alongside previously announced cast members Diarra Kilpatrick, Morris Chestnut, DomiNque Perry, Claudia Logan, and Bryan Terrell Clark. The series follows a divorcing schoolteacher who refuses to believe she’s been ghosted by her rebound Tinder date. Her search for the missing man pulls her into a decades-old mystery involving the Detroit underworld. As the case unfolds, her co-workers, friends, and lovers become unlikely allies as she falls down a dangerous rabbit hole. 

Ella Grace Helton has joined season three of Sweet Magnolias in a recasting. Helton will replace Bianca Berry Tarantino as Katie Townsend, the daughter of the characters played by Joanna Garcia Swisher and Chris Klein. Season three premieres July 20 on Netflix. 

Travel memoir series You Are Here premieres on AMC June 19 hosted by Colman Domingo. The series takes viewers on intimate tours of the cities, places and hidden spots that hold special meaning in Domingo’s life story with four episodes dedicated to Savannah, Philadelphia, New York City and Chicago. Throughout the series, Domingo revisits the locations pivotal to his growth as an artist and an individual, and the web of communities, people and found family who thrive there, and who lifted him up. He is joined by special guests including Kim Dickens, James Ijames, Susan Stroman, and Daniel Breaker, among others, as well as friends and family, local guides, and experts in each city. 

The new season of Gold Rush: Mine Rescue with Freddy and Juan premieres on Discovery Channel June 23. The gold fields of America are crowded with those looking to strike it rich, from families to individuals and groups of friends, hoping to cash in on rising gold prices. But with little mining experience under their belts, many are failing and ready to call it quits. Enter Freddy Dodge and Juan Ibarra, the ultimate gold mining masterclass teachers. With 50 years of combined mining experience, their expert eyes, ingenious solutions, and clever hacks can dramatically increase even the worst gold operation

Nominations for the 2023 BET Awards have been announced. Drake leads with seven nominations followed by GloRilla with six nominations. 21 Savage and Lizzo follow with five nominations each. Beyoncé, Burna Boy, Chris Brown, Ice Spice, and SZA earned four nominations each. Cardi B, Coco Jones, FLO, Future, Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar, Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin, and Tems are tied with three nominations each. Culture’s Biggest Night will celebrate 50 years of Hip Hop throughout the LIVE telecast on BET. The ceremony will air live oN BET June 25. 

Two part docuseries The Golden Boy premieres on HBO July 24. Part two will air July 25. Both episodes will be available to stream on Max beginning July 24. By the age of 19, Oscar De La Hoya was an Olympic boxing gold medalist, a multi-world title-winning professional boxer, a hometown hero and a role model to his Mexican-American community in East Los Angeles. Nicknamed “The Golden Boy,” De La Hoya – with his good looks, electric charisma, and heartfelt story of winning Olympic gold for his dying mother — rocketed to national prominence as a superstar both in and outside the ring. But all was not what it appeared to be behind that polished facade. Told in De La Hoya’s own words through a series of candid interviews with him and those closest to him, and featuring rare archival footage, the series peels back the layers of this celebrated yet complicated figure, exploring his triumphs and turmoil to reveal a man struggling to come to terms with lifelong demons and the impossible burden of a nickname he couldn’t live up to. 

Stan Lee premieres on Disney+ June 16. His origin story. His legacy. In his own words. 

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

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