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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Survival Of The Thickest’ Trailer, ‘Magnum P.I.’ To End, ‘Harley Quinn’ Premiere Date, ‘Bupkis’ Renewed, Paramount+ Cancels Four Series, ‘Sonic Prime’ Trailer, and More!

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Survival Of The Thickest premieres July 13 on Netflix. The eight episode comedy series centers on Mavis Beaumont played by Michelle Buteau. Black, plus-size and newly single (not by her choice!), Mavis unexpectedly finds herself having to rebuild her life as a struggling stylist. She’s determined to not only survive but thrive with the support of her chosen family, a body positive attitude, and a cute v-neck with some lip gloss.

NBC has canceled Magnum P.I. after one season on NBC and five seasons overall. The network ordered twenty episodes last year, broken into two blocks of ten episodes each. The ten final episodes are set to premiere in midseason, unless the network needs them during the fall due to the ongoing writers strike. 

Season four of Harley Quinn is set to premiere on Max July 27. The DC adult animated series follows Harley Quinn as she sets off to make it on her own as the criminal queenpin in Gotham City. Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special aired earlier this year and followed Harley as she set out to give Ivy the best Valentine’s Day ever. In classic Harely Quinn style, nothing goes as planned. 

Peacock has renewed Bupkis for a second season. The comedy series follows Pete Davidson as he attempts to work through unique family dynamics and the complexities of fame to form meaningful relationships. The raw, semi-autobiographical series stars Davidson, Edie Falco, and Joe Pesci, alongside a star-studded supporting cast, in a show that straddles reality and absurdity to best represent what it is to be Pete Davidson.

Paramount+ has canceled four recent series and plans to remove them completely from the streamer. Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies was canceled after one season. Star Trek: Prodigy which was previously renewed for a second season, and has almost completed production, has also been canceled. The Game revival has been canceled after two seasons. Singing competition series Queen of the Universe has been canceled after two seasons. Most will be shopped elsewhere. 

Season two of Sonic Prime premieres on Netflix July 13. The action-packed adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog go into overdrive when a run-in with Dr. Eggman results in a literal universe-shattering event. Desperate to piece his prime reality back together and save his old friends, Sonic races through the Shatterverse, discovering strange worlds and enlisting new friends in an epic adventure of a lifetime! 

Anime series NieR:Automata Ver1.1a is finally set to return following delays due to Covid-19. Episodes 9 through 12 will air back to back in a two hour block July 23. The series which streams on Crunchyroll has not been given a return date yet. The sudden aerial invasion of Earth by <Aliens> and their creations <Machine Lifeforms> led mankind to the brink of extinction. The surviving number of humans who took refuge on the moon to organize a counterattack using <android> soldiers to recapture Earth. However, the war reaches a stalemate as the <Machine Lifeforms> continue to multiply infinitely. In turn, humanity deploys a new unit of android soldiers as an ultimate weapon: YoRHa. Newly dispatched to Earth, 2B joins 9S, the analyst currently stationed there, where amid their mission, they encounter a myriad of mysterious phenomena.

Fifteen Dragon Ball movies are coming to Crunchyroll. Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone, Dragon Ball Z: World’s Strongest, Dragon Ball Z: Tree of Might, Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug, Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge, Dragon Ball Z: Return of Cooler, and Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13 are available now. Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan, Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming, Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, and Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon will be available June 27. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F and Dragon Ball Super: Broly will be available July 6. The anime series Dragon Ball (153 episodes subbed and dubbed), Dragon Ball Z (291 episodes subbed and dubbed), Dragon Ball GT (64 episodes subbed and dubbed), and Dragon Ball Super (131 episodes subbed) are all also available to stream on Crunchyroll. 

The new season of Love During Lockup premieres on WE tv July 21. The series follows the journey of six non-cons as they go through the early stages of their romance with a prisoner. These couples face unique challenges from sending money, first video dates and visits, to the heartbreak and frustration of the prison system, but is it true love or just a con? 

The season three finale of FX’s Dave is available to stream for free on YouTube. The unforgettable episode of the comedy starring rapper and comedian Dave Burd features the surprise guest stars Rachel McAdams, Drake and another very special guest star in the finale. In season 3, Dave is headlining his first-ever tour, and looking for love along the way. But as he and the gang crisscross America, they discover firsthand how diverse the cultural landscape of the United States really is – and how often fame puts pressure on love and friendship. The entire 10-episode third season of DAVE is currently streaming on Hulu.

Lang Lang Plays Disney is set to premiere on Disney+. The original music special will premiere September 15. 

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

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