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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Ahsoka’ Trailer, ‘This Fool’ Trailer, ‘Love Island USA’ Cast Announced, ‘Painkiller’ Trailer, ‘Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham’ Trailer, Kristen Kish To Host ‘Top Chef’, and More!

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Star Wars: Ahsoka premieres on Disney+ August 23 with the first two episodes. Set after the fall of the Empire, the series follows the former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy. The series stars Rosario Dawson, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ray Stevenson, Ivanna Sakhno, Diana Lee Inosanto, David Tennant, Lars Mikkelsen and Eman Esfandi. 

This Fool returns for season two on hulu July 28. The series is an irreverent, cinematic half-hour comedy set in working class South Central Los Angeles. After Julio’s job and love life blew up at the end of last season, this season, new roommates Julio and Luis embark on finding new careers and romances with the help of Minister Payne, Chef Percy and other former Huggers. 

Season five of Love Island USA premieres on Peacock July 18. Actress Sarah Hyland will return to host alongside UK comedian Iain Stirling who reprises his role as narrator. Set in Fiji, the new season will feature a new group of sexy singles on a search for love in a beautiful villa. Throughout their stay in a tropical oasis, Islanders will couple up to face brand new heart-racing challenges and bigger twists and turns than ever before. Temptations will rise and drama will ensue as new “bombshells” arrive throughout the season, forcing Islanders to decide if they want to remain with their current partners or recouple with someone new. Islanders will also be at the mercy of viewers at home who will vote to determine who gets another shot at love and who leaves the villa heartbroken and empty-handed. New episodes will stream Thursdays through Tuesdays. 

Six episode limited series Painkiller premieres on Netflix August 10. A fictionalized telling of real events, the series explores some of the origins and aftermath of the opioid crisis in America, highlighting the stories of perpetrators, victims, and truth-seekers whose lives are forever altered by the invention of OxyContin. 

Season two of docuseries Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham premieres on Starz August 11. During the four half-hour episodes new season viewers will travel alongside the witty banter of Sam and Graham as they experience a taste of what New Zealand has to offer. Season Two promises to be full of shenanigans and adrenaline as they come face to face with apex predators, fall 300 meters in a swing, discover the vast history and culture of the Māori, and eat their way through the islands of New Zealand. 

Former Top Chef winner Kristen Kish will be taking over as host of Bravo’s Top Chef. Longtime host Padma Lakshmi announced she would be stepping down as host following season twenty. Kish will join Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons for season twenty one which will take place in Wisconsin. 

Apple TV+’s The Changeling premieres September 8. Based on the acclaimed best-selling book of the same name by Victor LaValle, the series is a fairytale for grown-ups. A horror story, a parenthood fable and a perilous odyssey through a New York City you didn’t know existed. The eight episode series stars LaKeith Stanfield, Clark Backo, Adina Porter, Samuel T. Herring, Alexis Louder, Jared Abrahamson, and special guest star Malcolm Barrett. 

Bravo’s Below Deck Sailing Yacht joins Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen for a two-part reunion beginning July 17. Andy Cohen virtually catches up with Captain Glenn Shephard, Chef Ileisha Dell, Lucy Edmunds, Mads Herrera, Daisy Kelliher, Gary King, Chase Lemacks, Colin MacRae and Alex Propson to discuss the season. Reunion Part II airs July 18. 

Black Sands premieres on Viaplay July 20. Featuring beautiful cinematography around Iceland’s famous black sands, the dark crime drama follows a troubled police officer forced back to her hometown. Confronting her abusive mother is unavoidable, but the discovery of a body changes everything as she soon discovers a serial killer has been operating for years, disguising murders as accidents.

Ashley Judd lends her voice for the new season of the Lifetime true-crime series #TextMeWhenYouGetHome. Season two follows the cases of women who have been abducted, harmed or even murdered by someone on what was an otherwise average day in their lives. Back-to-back episodes will kick off beginning August 7. New episodes of Meet Marry Murder narrated by Helen Hunt will air after. The series explores US homicide cases of spouses insidiously killed by their partners. 

The breathtaking three-part series The Wild Sides is set to premiere on BBC AMERICA on August 5 and will be available as a full-season binge on AMC+ on the same day. Masterfully narrated by Colin Salmon, The Wild Sides showcases that in an extreme landscape all animal families’ path cross; each one’s plot is affected by the next and everyone has their side of the story. Mashatu in Botswana is their home through drought, flood and abundance. Elephant, cheetah, leopard, jackal and baboons’ live side by side as their sagas collide. 

The Challenge: USA returns for season two on CBS August 10. 18 CBS reality titans from Survivor, Big Brother, and The Amazing Race will compete with six legendary MTV’s The Challenge vets in the fiercest competition of the summer. The series will air twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays for the first three weeks. Beginning Thursday, Aug. 31, the series will air Thursdays. T.J. Lavin returns as host. The players competing on the second season have been announced

AMC’s The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon premieres this fall. The new series in The Walking Dead Universe stars Norman Reedus. Daryl washes ashore in France and struggles to piece together how he got there and why. The series tracks his journey across a broken but resilient France as he hopes to find a way back home. As he makes the journey, though, the connections he forms along the way complicate his ultimate plan.

The final season of How to with John Wilson premieres on HBO July 28. Documentary filmmaker and self-described “anxious New Yorker” John Wilson continues his heartfelt mission of self-discovery, exploration, and observation as he films the lives of his fellow New Yorkers while attempting to give everyday advice on six new deceptively simple and wildly random topics.

The Winter King premieres on MGM+ August 20. Based on Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord Chronicles series, the series is set in the fifth century, long before Britain was united, in a brutal land of warring factions and tribes, where lives were often fleeting. The series follows Arthur Pendragon as he evolves from outcast to legendary warrior and leader.

Harlan Coben’s Shelter premieres on Prime Video August 18 with the first three episodes. The series based on the book by Harlan Coben 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. 

Heist comedy drama series Choona premieres on Netflix August 3. When six small-time average joes, fueled by their burning desire for revenge, come up with the plan of a radical heist – you can’t afford to ignore them. Their target – a powerful politician, Shukla, who has done them wrong. With unconventional tactics and a highly disorganized plan, the only thing that can make this heist successful is fate. Will their stars collectively align, and will they be able to successfully lagao Choona to Shukla?

Season two of Creamerie premieres on hulu July 15. The series picks up right where season one left off: trapped in Lane’s underground Man-Milking Facility. Alex, Jamie, Pip and Bobby are reeling from Jackson’s betrayal and face certain doom – until Pip’s cowardice sets off a series of lucky misreckonings. Soon, Team Creamerie embarks on an epic road trip taking them from a secret co-operative sanctuary hidden behind waterfalls to an illicit black market thriving in the tunnels beneath the ports. A post-apocalyptic dark comedy set in the not-too-distant future, the series takes place after a viral plague has wiped out all men, leading to a new world order designed by women.

90 Day Fiance UK returns for a new season on Max July 16. Loved-up Brits and their long-distance partners have a limited time to see if it’s the real deal or if they’ve made a big mistake and should call the whole thing off. Cultures clash and worlds collide as the couples put it all on the line for love.

Lincoln Log Masters premieres on The Roku Channel July 14. The eight episode series follows Cody, Wilson and the Knaughty Log Crew – the only log home building company with the Lincoln Log stamp of approval – as they design, build, break down, and rebuild epic log homes and structures across Oregon. Challenges abound for the KLH crew as they battle tight budgets, short timelines and the worst mother nature can throw at them. But this team handles setbacks and success with a healthy dose of laughter and fun. 

Nickelodeon’s The Loud House embarks on a summer road trip in the two-hour special event, consisting of four episodes, premiering July 14. Join the boisterous bunch as they take a cross country road trip visiting the Niagara Falls, the White House, the Rocky Mountains, Hollywood and even The Casagrandes’ hometown, Great Lakes City. The episodes follow the Loud family as they go on a cross country expedition when Rita (Mom Loud) is assigned to write a travel article. Rita prepares an itinerary in an attempt to meet her deadline, but the trip suddenly takes a turn in this Loud-centric special event as the family battles an ancient curse, go wild at a rodeo, run amok at the White House, and even climb the Rocky Mountains! 

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

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