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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ Trailer, ‘Dark Winds’ Trailer, ‘Tacoma FD’ Premiere Date, ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ Trailer, ‘Ten Year Old Tom’ Trailer, ‘Billions’ Final Season Premiere Date, and More!

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The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 Part 1 premieres on Netflix July 6. “The Lincoln Lawyer”, Mickey Haller, an iconoclastic idealist, runs his law practice out of the back seat of his Lincoln, as he takes on cases big and small across the expansive city of Los Angeles. Based on the series of bestselling novels by renowned author Michael Connelly, the second season is based on the fourth book in “The Lincoln Lawyer” series, “The Fifth Witness”. Part 2 will premiere August 3. 

Season two of Dark Winds premieres on AMC+ July 27 and AMC July 30. In the six episode season, Lt. Joe Leaphorn, reunites with Jim Chee, his former deputy turned private eye, when their separate cases bring them together in pursuit of the same suspect. They find themselves in the high desert of Navajo Country chasing a killer who’s turned his sights on them to protect a secret that rips open old wounds and challenges Leaphorn’s moral and professional code. With the help of Sgt. Manuelito and Valencia County Sheriff Gordo Sena, Leaphorn and Chee must thwart their would-be assassin and restore balance not only to their own lives, but to the reservation that depends on them. 

Tacoma FD returns for season four on truTV July 20. The series is set in a firehouse in one of America’s rainiest cities. These firefighters keep themselves entertained with creative competitions, friendly first responder rivalries and bizarre emergency calls. Joining the hijinks this season are celebrity guests Tony Danza as a guardian angel, David Arquette as Teddy Dickosi, Captain Penisi’s rival for the approval of the Chief, and more including Dexter Loomis, MC Gainey, Timothy Murphy & Amin Joseph. Returning favorites Joey Pantoliano, Paul Soter, Jim Rash, Jon Rudnitsky, Maria Russell and Jamie Kaler also appear throughout the 13 new episodes. 

The fifth season of What We Do In The Shadows premieres on FX July 13. In season five, Nandor feels his familiar (and sometimes friend) Guillermo slipping away as he seems to be spending much more time with Laszlo, whose skills as a gentleman scientist are put to the test as he tries to solve the mystery of the strange and very secret changes Guillermo is going through. 

Season two of Ten Year Old Tom premieres on Max June 29. The series follows the misadventures of an average kid as he contends with questionable guidance from the well-meaning grownups around him. Being a kid is hard enough for Tom, but when bad influences seem to lurk around every corner – from litigious parents and drug dealing bus drivers to school administrators who want to sleep with his mom – it’s downright impossible. While the adults in Tom’s life certainly mean well, they just can’t manage to lead by example.

The seventh and final season of Billions begins streaming on Showtime August 11 and on air August 13. Starring Paul Giamatti, Corey Stoll and Maggie Siff, the twelve episode final season also marks the return of Damian Lewis as fan-favorite Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. Alliances are turned on their heads. Old wounds are weaponized. Loyalties are tested. Betrayal takes on epic proportions. Enemies become wary friends. And Bobby Axelrod returns, as the stakes grow from Wall Street to the world. 

Disney+ will begin debuting a collection of 28 newly restored Walt Disney Animation Studios classic shorts starting on July 7, featuring such iconic stars as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Chip n’ Dale, and the studio’s first star, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. This year marks the centennial of the Walt Disney Animation Studios, which is being honored as part of the ongoing Disney 100 celebration. Ranging from classics to lesser known titles, this package of short films includes examples of Disney’s earliest theatrical shorts (“Trolley Troubles” and “All Wet,” both from 1927 and starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit), Silly Symphony classics like “The Skeleton Dance,” “Merbabies” and “Wynken, Blynken and Nod,” as well as a wide range of entertaining shorts featuring Disney’s most beloved characters. “Chips Ahoy,” a 1956 CinemaScope short starring Donald Duck and his chipmunk rivals, concludes the series in October, leading up to Disney’s 100th anniversary on October 16. 

Young Love premieres this fall on Max. The series expands on the animated short “Hair Love,” which centered around the relationship between an African American father, his daughter Zuri, and the most daunting task a father could ever come across – doing his daughter’s hair for the first time. Filled with comedy and heart, the all-new Max Original animated series Young Love is an honest look into the world of the Young family – including millennial parents Stephen and Angela, their daughter Zuri and her pet cat Rocky – as they juggle their careers, marriage, parenthood, social issues and multi-generational dynamics, all while striving to make a better life for themselves. 

Season three of Ragnarok premieres on Netflix August 24. What do you do when you’re an 18-year-old high school senior in a small town in Norway, and you have realized that you’re the chosen one whose task it is to stand up to an ancient and extremely powerful enemy that keeps not just a whole town but an entire country in an iron grip? Magne must attempt to fight this enemy, but how do you keep your cool and make the right choices when you’re a teenager in love, suddenly armed with the world’s mightiest weapon, while at the same time having to figure out who you are? Magne has to weigh every step on his journey from child to adult. As well as navigate the many relations he has finally managed to forge in the small town. But who is – when it all comes down to it – his friend? And who is his enemy? 

The third and final season of hulu’s The Hardy Boys will premiere July 26 with all eight episodes. After a family tragedy strikes, Frank Hardy and his brother Joe are forced to move from the big city to their parent’s hometown of Bridgeport for the summer. Staying with their Aunt Trudy, Frank and Joe’s quiet summer quickly comes to a halt when they discover their Dad, detective Fenton Hardy has taken on a secret investigation. Realizing that their Dad may be onto something the boys take it upon themselves to start an investigation of their own, and suddenly everyone in town is a suspect.

Lenny Rush has joined the cast of Doctor Who. No details about his character have been released yet but he will join Ncuti Gatwa who will be playing the fifteenth Doctor in the BBC and Disney+ series. 

ALLBLK has renewed Double Cross, Wicked City, Hush and Terror Lake Drive. Double Cross will return for its fifth season. Wicked City will return for season two in October. Hush will return for a second season in November. Terror Lake Drive returns for season three in December. 

Docuseries Untold returns for volume three August 1 on Netflix. The four-week summer event pulls back the curtain on epic tales from the wide (and wild) world of sports. From boxing to football to doping scandals, these new stories go well beyond the headlines and upend what we thought we knew. Premiering weekly, each character-driven story hinges on candid, intimate first-person accounts from those who lived it – to reveal the grit, resilience, heartbreak, triumph, and even humor beneath the sweat. Jake Paul gets up close and personal as he tries to transcend YouTube stardom to revolutionize the fight world. Johnny Manziel, the Texas A&M quarterback hailed as “Johnny Football,” burns bright until he flames out under pressure. Victor Conte and Balco spin a dark web that tangles up top athletes in a steroid controversy. And the story of the Florida Gators’ stunning rise and fall in college football from 2005 to 2010 – featuring Coach Urban Meyer and star players such as Tim Tebow, Brandon Siler and Brandon Spikes – is finally told in the definitive document of what really happened.

Season five of Buried in the Backyard premieres on Oxygen July 1. The series unearths stories of homicide victims left hidden underground in idyllic places where their unsuspected killers never anticipated discovery. Lush backyards, warm sandy beaches, forests that awe nature lovers and picturesque winter wonderlands are often seen as safe havens to be enjoyed by all. However, there are times these pleasant spaces harbor horrific secrets lurking just below the surface. 

Four new true crime docuseries are set to premiere this summer on hulu. The Ashley Madison Affair premieres July 7. Betrayal: The Perfect Husband premieres July 11. Mother Undercover premieres July 27. Demons and Saviors premieres August 3. 

ABC News Studios honors Juneteenth and Black Music Month with a one hour primetime special celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop. Hip-Hop @ 50: Rhythms, Rhymes & Reflections – A Soul of a Nation Presentation airs June 19 on ABC. The special includes four roundtable conversations focusing on financial literacy, mental health, social justice and women’s empowerment hosted by hip-hop radio icon Angie Martinez, with rappers Master P, The Lox, E-40, Lola Brooke, Coi Leray, Joey Bada$$, Fat Joe and MC Lyte; radio and television host Charlamagne tha God; activists Michael Eric Dyson, Wes Jackson and Chelsea Miller; media personality Melyssa Ford; PUMA creative director and designer June Ambrose; Roc Nation co-president Shari Bryant; and “Earn Your Leisure”‘s Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings. 

All twenty three episodes of anime series Run With The Win will be added to HIDIVE June 25. Episodes will be available in both English sub and dub. Kakeru is a former elite runner who finds himself fallen on hard times. After shoplifting food, he’s saved by Haiji, a Kansei University student and a fellow runner. Having nowhere else to go, Kakeru moves into a dormitory with Haiji and eight other strangers. Haiji then announces his plan to enter all ten of them in the Hakone Ekiden, a prominent university relay marathon. But aside from Haiji and Kakeru, few of the others have run competitively before.

NBC is reviving Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. Former host Peter Gros will return when it premieres October 7. The series premiered in 1963 and lived in syndication for years after. It was then revived at Animal Planet in 2002 before ending in 2011. 

Live with Kelly and Mark is geared up for a summer season filled with never-before-seen content, fantastic theme weeks, special guest co-hosts and more to keep viewers entertained all season long. The summer season will feature select episodes of Mark Consuelos welcoming special guest co-hosts including Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Maria Menounos and more. On select days, while the Live family is on summer vacation, fans will see a familiar face on screen as Live will air never-before-seen host chat and trivia segments featuring Kelly and beloved Live family member Ryan Seacrest, along with some of their best celebrity interviews and fun moments from the past year. 

Hulu will return as the official streaming destination of the 2023 Essence Festival of Culture. The official livestream will feature performances from all three of the festival’s evening concert headliners – Ms. Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliott, and Megan Thee Stallion – and many more artists including Doug E. Fresh, Jermaine Dupri, Ludacris, Eve, Salt-N-Pepa, T.I. Ice Cube, Ice-T, Remy Ma, Trina, Gucci Mane, Big Boi, Lil Jon, Monica, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, and Jagged Edge. Essence Fest Primetime is a nightly five-hour star-studded live show, with celebrity hosts including Rocsi, Ed Lover, Big Tigger, Pretty Vee, and more. Each will share highlights from the daytime experiences and exclusive virtual-only content, before viewers are taken inside the Superdome for the epic live music performances. Essence Fest Primetime will livestream on Hulu Friday, June 30 – Sunday, July 2 from 7:00pm – 11:59pm CT. 

Netflix has renewed Spirit Rangers for a third season. Native American siblings Kodi, Summer and Eddy have a secret: They’re “Spirit Rangers” who help protect the national park they call home! 

Social Currency premieres on Netflix June 22. What happens when “Like, share and subscribe” turns into an actual currency? It becomes a popularity emergency. Eight of India’s most popular social media influencers must power through 21 days of living together without smartphones, computers or the internet.

Thriller series Harlan Coben’s Shelter premieres on Prime Video August 18. The eight episode series follows the story of Mickey Bolitar after the sudden death of his father leads him to start a new life in Kasselton, New Jersey. Mickey quickly finds himself tangled in the mysterious disappearance of a new student at his school, Ashley Kent, which leads to uncovering unimaginable secrets within their quiet suburban community. With the help of his friends – the inventive Spoon and the secretive Ema – Mickey pulls back the sleepy facade of Kasselton to reveal a dark underground that may hold the answers to decades of disappearances, deaths, and legends … and perhaps even his own complex family history. 

Celebrity premieres on Netflix June 30. Fame. Money. Power. One young woman fights to become the next hottest celebrity in the glamorous yet scandalous world of influencers in Seoul, but deadly consequences await in this glitzy, gilded world of influencers.

The beloved sci-fi saga Babylon 5 returns in an epic journey through space and time in Babylon 5: The Road Home, releasing August 15. The animated followup film travels across the galaxy with John Sheridan as he unexpectedly finds himself transported through multiple timelines and alternate realities in a quest to find his way back home. Along the way he reunites with some familiar faces, while discovering cosmic new revelations about the history, purpose, and meaning of the Universe. Babylon 5 celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and returning to voice their characters from the original series are Bruce Boxleitner as John Sheridan, Claudia Christian as Susan Ivanova, Peter Jurasik as Londo Mollari, Bill Mumy as Lennier, Tracy Scoggins as Elizabeth Lochley, and Patricia Tallman as Lyta Alexander. 

85 South: Ghetto Legends will premieres on Netflix June 20. Comedy trio DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller and Chico Bean make their Netflix comedy debut in 85 South: Ghetto Legends. Staying true to their roots, this freestyle comedy event leaves nothing and no one off limits. The special was filmed in December 2022 at the Gateway Center Arena in Atlanta. 

TLC’s 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way returns July 10. Seven Americans make the incredible sacrifice of moving across the world for the ones they love. In season five, viewers will be introduced to new as well as returning couples in the 90 Day Fiancé universe. One couple has yet to actually meet in-person but is so obsessed with each other that they can no longer stand to be apart. One woman has found the man of her dreams (literally), and another defies the warnings of everyone in her life. All are leaving behind friends, family, home, careers, and possessions to follow their hearts. 

Unicorn Academy will premiere on Netflix this November. Unicorn Academy is the boarding school of every kid’s dreams. Located on Unicorn Island, Sophia and the rest of the freshman class must bond with a unicorn to unlock their magical powers; only then can they learn to become revered protectors of the island and its magic – all while balancing classwork and navigating new friendships. 

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

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