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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Witcher’ Trailer, ‘Twisted Metal’ First Look, ‘Special Ops: Lioness’ Teaser, ‘Warrior’ Trailer, ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ Teaser, ‘I Love That For You’ Canceled, and More!

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The Witcher season three, volume one featuring episodes 1-5 premieres on Netflix June 29. As monarchs, mages, and beasts of the Continent compete to capture her, Geralt takes Ciri into hiding, determined to protect his newly-reunited family against those who threaten to destroy it. Entrusted with Ciri’s magical training, Yennefer leads them to the protected fortress of Aretuza, where they hope to uncover more about the girl’s untapped powers; instead, they discover they’ve landed in a battlefield of political corruption, dark magic, and treachery. They must fight back, put everything on the line – or risk losing each other forever. Volume two will premiere July 27 with episodes 6-8. 

Peacock’s Twisted Metal premieres July 27. The half-hour live-action TV series based on the classic PlayStation game series, is a high-octane action comedy about a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a badass axe-wielding car thief, he’ll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck. The series stars Anthony Mackie, Stephanie Beatriz, Thomas Haden Church, with Will Arnett and Joe Seanoa. 

Special Ops: Lioness will premiere on Paramount+ July 23. The espionage thriller features a star-studded cast, including Zoe Saldaña, Laysla De Oliveira, Michael Kelly, with Morgan Freeman, and Nicole Kidman. Inspired by an actual US Military program, the series follows the life of Joe while she attempts to balance her personal and professional life as the tip of the CIA’s spear in the war on terror. The Lioness Program, overseen by Kaitlyn Meade and Donald Westfield, enlists an aggressive Marine Raider named Cruz to operate undercover alongside Joe among the power brokers of State terrorism in the CIA’s efforts to thwart the next 9/11. 

Season three of Warrior premieres on Max June 29. In the wake of the race riots that upended Chinatown in season two, Mai Ling uses her government connections to consolidate power, while Ah Sahm and the Hop Wei must find new ways to survive. 

Season two of The Summer I Turned Pretty premieres July 14 on Prime Video with the first three episodes. New episodes will follow weekly until the season finale on August 18. Belly used to count down the days until she could return to Cousins Beach, but with Conrad and Jeremiah fighting over her heart and the return of Susannah’s cancer, she’s not sure summer will ever be the same. When an unexpected visitor threatens the future of Susannah’s beloved house, Belly has to rally the gang to come together – and to decide once and for all where her heart lies. ‘August’ by Taylor Swift, from the album ‘folklore’, is featured in the teaser. The series is based on The Summer I Turned Pretty book series by Jenny Han. 

Showtime has canceled I Love That For You after one season. The series was the last at the network to have its fate decided. The comedy series premiered over a year ago and will be shopped by the production company behind the series. 

The CW has renewed Sullivan’s Crossing for a second season prior to its fall launch. The first season previously aired on CTV earlier this year. When Maggie Sullivan’s life is thrown into turmoil, she is forced to leave her career in Boston, along with her boyfriend, Andrew, to take refuge in Sullivan’s Crossing, the campground run by her estranged father, Sully Sullivan. There, she must navigate her complicated present, while confronting her painful past. When she meets Cal Jones, the mysterious stranger who is helping her father, the two hit it off like oil and vinegar. Eventually Cal starts to grow on Maggie which only complicates things further as she must choose between a life in Boston and one in Sullivan’s Crossing. 

HBO has ordered an Untitled Brad Ingelsby Task Force Project. Based on an original idea, the limited series follows a task force of law enforcement officers and the criminals they are trying to apprehend. Mark Ruffalo will star in the series. 

Hulu has ordered a ten episode unscripted series titled Vanderpump Villa. The series follows the hand-picked staff of Lisa Vanderpump’s luxury French villa as they live and work together to navigate every extravagant desire of their well-to-do guests.

Season two of Lil Jon Wants To Do What? will premiere on HGTV July 10. The series sees rapper and DJ turned innovative home renovator Lil Jon once again team up with popular designer Anitra Mecadon to take skeptical homeowners out of their design comfort zones. It showcases Lil Jon as he lights up boring homes with his startlingly unconventional renovations. During the fresh eight-episode season, Lil Jon and Anitra will push his bold creative vision to new heights, maxing out homes with over-the-top features that wow homeowners and fans alike. 

Hack My Home premieres on Netflix July 7. The series follows deserving families experiencing a different version of the same problem – they need more space, but don’t want to move or break the bank to upgrade their home. Brought in to tackle these spatial challenges are our dream team of experts: Mikel Welch on Design, Brooks Atwood on Innovation, Ati Williams on Construction and Jessica Banks on Engineering. These home renovation and design gurus combine their skills to transform overcrowded spaces with their creative, out-of-the-box builds, decor and storage solutions to ensure that every square inch is maximized to its fullest potential for their clients. 

Anji White has been added to the cast of Disney+’s Ironheart. White will star alongside Anthony Ramos, Manny Montana, Shakira Barrera, Alden Ehrenreich, Regan Aliyah, Shea Couleé, Zoe Terakes, Paul Calderón and Cree Summer.

Boy in the Walls premieres on Lifetime August 5. Directed by Constance Zimmer, the series tells the story of people who discover there is someone secretly living inside their home. Recently married Alisa Jensen has given up her vibrant Manhattan lifestyle for a quiet existence in rural Connecticut but struggling to adjust to her new role as a stepmother to Maya and Theo. Hoping this move can be a fresh start, Alisa finds herself cracking under the pressure with her husband Chris constantly away at work, limited job prospects, and a rebellious Maya to contend with. But when Alisa begins to hear strange noises in the house, she can’t shake the feeling that someone is always watching her. Alisa later makes a terrifying discovery of what is truly within the walls. Joe is secretly watching Alisa and her family. 

Three episode docuseries Goliath premieres streaming on Showtime July 14 and on air July 16. The series examines the historic life, career and impact of Wilt Chamberlain, one of the greatest, most emulated and most misunderstood athletes of all time. Brash and confident, Chamberlain changed the way the game is played, broke records and racial barriers and challenged the unwritten rules for all athletes, especially black basketball players, conforming to his own standards on or off the court.

Sony is looking to develop kid friendly versions of some of their biggest hits. Animated adaptations of Bewitched and The Partridge Family are in development. They’re also looking to create kid versions of reality series Wheel of Fortune and Shark Tank.

The 76th Annual Tony Awards have announced showstopping performances from the casts of “Camelot”; “Into the Woods”; “& Juliet”; “Kimberly Akimbo”; “New York, New York”; “Parade”; “Shucked”; “Some Like It Hot”; and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” The show will also feature performances from Joaquina Kalukango, the winner of the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical; the cast of “A Beautiful Noise”; the cast of “Funny Girl”; and a special performance for the 2023 Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre recipients, Joel Grey and John Kander. Hosted by Ariana DeBose, the ceremony will air live from the historic United Palace in New York City’s Washington Heights, Sunday, June 11 from 8:00-11:00 PM, LIVE ET/5:00-8:00 PM, LIVE PT on the CBS Television Network, and streaming live and on demand on Paramount+. 

Season two of ALLBLK’s Lace will premiere June 29. After the explosive events of last season, the incomparable Lacey McCullough’s world has been thrown into a downward spiral. This season, Lacey’s enemies are finally closing in, culminated by a large-scale FBI investigation, leaving the future of Lacey and McCullough & Associates hanging in the balance. Lacey’s right-hand man and loyal confidante has departed the firm for good… disappearing without a trace. And after exhausting all appeals, Lacey’s determined to get her mother out of prison, but with the firm in flux she will need to figure out who she can and cannot trust. All whilst her personal relationship is crumbling, and she is in danger of losing custody of her daughter. Though this prolific lawyer is renowned for getting things done… by any means necessary for her rich and powerful clientele, will she be able to work her magic when it’s her own life on the line?

The new season of Ready to Love premieres July 7 on OWN. The dating relationship series follows 18 single men and women in their 30’s and 40’s who are seeking the special relationship-of-a-lifetime that has eluded them thus far, and the baggage they each bring to the party is real. These eager singles come together to meet, date, cross-date, group-date and re-date, all in an effort to discover and claim “the one.” The singles first set eyes on one another at the Mansion Mixer in Dallas that sets them all off on the bumpy road to love. Before the Mansion Mixer has ended, the women will decide which of the men will be eliminated from their pool of potential suitors, and the men must do the same, eliminating one of the women. From that point on, it’s up to the remaining singles to stay in the game as long as possible to better their chances of meeting and courting their match, since each week somebody is eliminated. Throughout the season drama, love triangles and broken hearts will threaten – and strengthen – budding romances, as only the strongest connections will remain intact. Host Tommy Miles encourages everyone to open up with their dates and reveal their authentic selves in order to better connect, and he also issues dating challenges that will allow potential partners to get to know one another better. 

Delete premieres on Netflix June 28. Have you ever wished to make someone completely disappear from your life? A pair of lovers having an extramarital affair plot a new life together after discovering a phone that can erase other people from existence.

Breaking the Ice premieres on WE tv July 6. The eight episode series follows Washington DC area-based ice skating champion, Rory Flack, and her groundbreaking journey to lead the first all diverse, competitive synchronized ice skating team. Flack, a world-renowned figure skater turned coach, is no stranger to slicing through barriers. She is a pioneer in professional ice skating as the first African American woman to win the US Open Professional Figure Skating Championships. Now she is the head coach of Team DMV (Divine, Motivational, Visionaries) a diverse group of middle and high school girls striving to make it to the Ice Sports Industry’s (ISI) national championship. This inaugural team endures rigorous training on and off the ice, while dealing with team dynamics, outspoken parents and skating rivals. Team DMV is defying the odds pushing through the obstacles… ultimately, Breaking The Ice! 

Secret Chef premieres on hulu June 29 with all ten episodes. Ten contestants from all walks of life – from professional chefs and home cooks to social media influencers – are isolated in a secret underground kitchen labyrinth connected by a series of conveyor belts. Guided by a mischievous animated talking hat, the chefs are tasked to perform a series of cooking challenges. However, there are no judges, and the chefs must rate each other’s final dishes in blind taste tests. With their true identities concealed, everything will be hidden except the one thing that matters most … the food. 

The Venture Bros.: Radiant is the Blood of the Baboon Heart picks up right after the events from the shocking season 7 finale of The Venture Bros. The film will be available to purchase Digitally on July 21 and on Blu-ray Disc on July 25. Doc’s latest invention will either bankrupt Team Venture or launch them to new heights, as Hank searches for himself, Dean searches for Hank, The Monarch searches for answers, and a mysterious woman from their pasts threatens to bring their entire world crashing down on them. Returning in their original series roles are James Urbaniak as Dr. Venture, Patrick Warburton as Brock Samson, Michael Sinterniklaas as Dean Venture, Chris McCulloch as Hank Venture and Doc Hammer as Dr. Mrs. The Monarch. 

A&E’s Secrets Of franchise returns with Secrets of Playboy season two July 10 and the premieres of Secrets of Miss America July 10 and limited series Secrets of Penthouse August 21. Through in-depth interviews with insiders on all levels, rare archival footage, and exclusive content, series under the Secrets Of banner delve into complex worlds through a modern-day lens that examines how these brands, organizations, and figures have molded our culture’s view of power and sexuality. 

National Geographic’s annual Sharkfest begins July 2. With cutting-edge technology and actual industry-leading experts, the event will entertain viewers with four weeks of explosive, hair-raising and celebratory shark programming that will showcase the captivating science, power and beauty of these magnificent animals – because one week is simply not enough. With over 22 hours of original programming and over 50 hours of enhanced content, viewers will dive deep into the unpredictable psyche of sharks – without the distraction of celebrities. Disney+ and hulu will stream every Sharkfest premiere as they roll out over the course of the month-long, jaw-dropping programming event. Content will also be available on ABC owned stations, the Nat Geo TV App and ABC App. Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior and Nat Geo Kids’ YouTube channels will all have new shark-themed shorts beginning Monday, July 3. Content will also appear on air over the kid focused networks. 

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

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