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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Tiny Toons Looniversity’ Voice Cast Announced, Dan + Shay Join ‘The Voice’, ‘The Wheel’ Canceled, ‘The Chosen One’ Teaser, ‘Big Nate’ Premiere Date, NBC Passes On Drama Pilot Starring Retta, and More!

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Cartoon Network and Max have announced the upcoming voice cast for Tiny Toons Looniversity. Ashleigh Hairston will voice Babs Bunny. Eric Bauza will voice Buster Bunny. David Errigo Jr. will voice Hampton J. Pig and Plucky Duck. Tessa Netting will voice Sweetie Bird. Tiny Toon Adventures alums Jeff Bergman, Bob Bergen, and Candi Milo, will reprise their roles as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, and Dean Granny, respectively. Bergman also voices Sylvester and Foghorn Leghorn, and Milo also voices Witch Hazel. Eric Bauza voices Daffy Duck and Gossamer, and Looney Tunes veteran actor Fred Tatasciore voices Taz and Yosemite Sam. Cree Summer also reprises her fan-favorite role as Elmyra. The new animated reboot reintroduces classic characters from the original Tiny Toon Adventures series and features an all-star voice cast comprised of Looney Tunes and Tiny Toons alumni, and new voices putting their Looney spin on these beloved characters. The series will debut this fall on Cartoon Network and Max. 

The Spring 2024 25th season of The Voice will feature its first coaching duo with the addition of Dan + Shay as coaches. They previously served as Blake Shelton’s Battle Advisors in season 20. Dan + Shay claim their red double chair alongside Reba McEntire and John Legend, both of whom return for back-to-back cycles. Chance the Rapper is also back following his season 23 debut. 

NBC has canceled game show The Wheel after one season. The series was a remake of a British series and aired as a two week event in December 2023. The series featured a colossal spinning wheel of celebrity guests who help everyday contestants win life-changing money.

The Chosen One will premiere on Netflix August 16. Imagine for a moment… You’re 12 years old and one day you discover that you possess the same powers as Jesus Christ. Meet Jodie, a kid who finds himself in awe as he starts to develop incredible and divine abilities. The events and revelations that follow lead the young prodigy and his crew of friends to embark on a supernatural coming of age journey through the Baja region that could change their reality and everything the world believes. Will he rise to answer the divine call? The series is based on the graphic novel ‘American Jesus’ by writer Mark Millar and artist Peter Gross.

Season two of Big Nate premieres on Paramount+ July 7. The series is based on the best-selling children’s books and comic strip written and drawn by Lincoln Peirce. The ten episode season follows Nate Wright and his misfit group of friends as they tackle new adventures, face epic challenges and unleash their boundless imaginations at P.S. 38. This new season pushes the boundaries of visual creativity, featuring episodes with animation styles including stop-motion, shadow box theater, photogrammetry and claymation. With laughter, friendship and heaps of Nate’s signature mischief, season two promises to be bigger, bolder, and funnier than ever. 

NBC has passed on its untitled Jenna Bans and Bill Krebs pilot, formerly known as Murder By The Book. The drama pilot starred Retta and will be shopped. NBC still has one drama pilot, medical series Wolf starring Zachary Quinto, in contention. 

Melissa McBride is set to appear in the upcoming The Walking Dead spinoff series The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon. McBride was originally set to star in the series alongside Norman Reedus but pulled out ahead of filming. No word on how much she will appear in the series. 

Windy City Rehab: Alison’s Dream Home premieres on HGTV July 25. The series will spotlight the riskiest and most personal project ever for popular designer and home renovation expert Alison Victoria. Millions of fans have watched Alison’s latest life chapters unfold in her hit series Windy City Rehab and now she is ready to share more of her journey as she transforms her current Chicago office – a 6,250-square foot warehouse built in 1930 – into her very own “live-work” dream home. 

Roku has ordered Empty Nest Refresh with Liza Koshy as host. Interior designer Orlando Soria will serve as a design expert helping to transform young adult’s bedrooms into functional rooms for their parents as they leave home. 

The season finale of CBS’ The Price Is Right will honor the studio which it filmed in for 51 seasons. The game show will be moving to a new home with the start of season 52. 

Billy Crystal, Renee Fleming, Barry Gibb, Queen Latifah and Dionne Warwick will receive Kennedy Center Honors in recognition of Lifetime Artistic Achievement. Gloria Estefan returns as host, marking her third time hosting the special. The Kennedy Center Honors recognizes and celebrates individuals whose unique contributions have shaped the way we see ourselves, each other and our world. Recipients have each had an impact on the rich tapestry of American life and culture through the performing arts. Whether in music, dance, theater, opera, motion pictures or television, each Kennedy Center Honoree has a unique place in the national consciousness and their influence has inspired audiences from all walks of life. 

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest to air July 4 on ESPN Networks. ESPN has exclusive live broadcast rights from 10:45 a.m. ET to the conclusion of the event. This marks the 20th consecutive year ESPN has televised the event, and will continue to do so at least through 2029. Coverage of the women’s competition begins at 10:45 a.m. ET on ESPN 3. The men’s competition airs at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Re-airs of the competitions occur across ESPN networks throughout the day, with one of those being at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN. World Champion Joey Chestnut & Top-Ranked Female Miki Sudo aim to out-eat the competition again. Hosting the event will again be the dynamic duo of SportsCenter Anchor John Anderson and Major League Eating President Rich Shea for the second-straight year. On-site reporting will be Renee James. 

NBC’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks announces its star-studded lineup of musical artists. Ashanti, Bebe Rexha, Ja Rule, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson and LL COOL J featuring DJ Z-Trip & The Roots are set to perform. Rutledge Wood and Zuri Hall will serve as co-hosts of the two hour event. 

Comedy special Tom Segura: Sledgehammer premieres on Netflix July 4. Performing to an energized sold-out crowd in Phoenix, Arizona, at at The Celebrity Theater, Tom explores his “admiration” for Brad Pitt, what it’s like raising two sons, and the lessons learned from sharing his gummies with his mother. This is Segura’s fifth Netflix comedy special. 

Muscles & Mayhem: An Unauthorized Story of American Gladiators premieres on Netflix June 28. The five episode series chronicles the meteoric rise, dramatic fall, and gripping behind-the-scenes stories of one of the biggest spectacles on television during the height of the ’90s. Told first hand from the stars who lived through it, this five part series reveals untold stories of the iconic American Gladiators’ triumph, turmoil, and ultimate price of fame. 

Super Street Garage will premiere on MotorTrend July 21. The series celebratesthe “tuner” car culture movement originally defined by Super Street Magazine. It embodies the spirit of the original 1990s magazine, transforming that culturally defining publication into a show with a distinctly 21st-century viewpoint, following two charismatic hosts as they rebuild vehicles with a focus on high-performance technology, modern-design aesthetics, and all-around fun. 

Hack My Home premieres on Netflix July 7. The eight episode renovation 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.

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

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