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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Heartstopper’ Trailer, ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ Teaser, ‘Strange Planet’ Trailer, ‘Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence’ English Dub Premiere Date, ‘King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch’ Renewed, ‘Virgin River’ Premiere Date, and More!

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Season two of Heartstopper premieres on Netflix August 3. Nick and Charlie navigate their new relationship; Tara and Darcy face unforeseen challenges and Tao and Elle work out if they can ever be more than just friends. With exams on the horizon, a school trip to Paris and a prom to plan, the gang has a lot to juggle as they journey through the next stages of life, love and friendship. 

The fourth and final season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series premieres on Disney+ August 9. The season four soundtrack will be released the following day, August 10. The 28-song original soundtrack showcases a broad range of music, featuring new original songs and music from “High School Musical 3” and across the “High School Musical” franchise. A preview of the opening musical number, “High School Reunion,” is a high-energy pop anthem performed by “High School Musical” franchise alumni Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel and Kaycee Stroh and features series regulars Sofia Wylie and Matthew Sato. 

Adult animated series Strange Planet premieres on Apple TV+ August 9. Based on the New York Times #1 bestselling graphic novel and social media phenomenon of the same name, the series is a hilarious and perceptive look at a distant world not unlike our own. Set in a whimsical world of cotton candy pinks and purples, relatable blue beings explore the absurdity of everyday human traditions. Episodes will air weekly through the season finale on September 27. 

The English dub of anime series Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence will premiere on Crunchyroll July 26. In a certain church there lives a cute but lazy saint and an earnest but overprotective pastor who is also a skilled cook. As they live their quiet lives, the saint who is secretly in love and the oblivious pastor weave an unintentionally flirtatious romantic comedy. Where will their frustratingly slow-moving relationship end up–?!

Netflix has renewed King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch for a second season. Ken Goldin and his savvy team run the thrilling action in this series that goes inside a leading auction house specializing in rare collectibles. 

Season five of Virgin River will premiere on Netflix September 7 with the first ten episodes. The final two episodes, which will be holiday themed will premiere November 30. The new season features surprising new relationships, a shocking break-up, a difficult court trial, a heartbreaking goodbye, and a wildfire that threatens the town, bringing some people of Virgin River together while tearing others apart. Issues of motherhood push Mel to make a big decision about her future at the clinic while her pregnancy unexpectedly sparks an emotional connection to her past. To further prove himself to Mel, Jack squares off with some long-overdue confrontations–with his own demons, and of course, Charmaine. And as Doc and Hope’s respective impairments throw their identities into question, the doctor and the mayor must find solace in their community, in their young new family, and in each other. 

Season two of Power Book IV: Force premieres on Starz September 1. After cutting ties in New York, Tommy Egan’s newfound family and ruthless drug game enticed him to stay in Chicago. The explosive second season begins with Tommy on a mission to avenge the death of Lilliana, his former nemesis turned business partner. With the Flynn organization weakened, he’s more determined than ever to take over the Chicago drug world, but with CBI split down the middle, Tommy and Diamond first must maintain their edge over Jenard. As their factions feud in the streets, Tommy capitalizes on another rivalry between the Serbs and Miguel Garcia, the most formidable drug lord in Chicago. After setting off a chain reaction of violence in pursuit of his ambition, Tommy must race to stay ahead of the men who are coming for what’s theirs, a federal task force that’s closing ranks, and a sadistic supplier with a direct line to the Cartel. All the while torn by the promise of a second chance with his blood family, Tommy must decide what he is willing to sacrifice to finally ascend the throne of a kingpin. 

The judges and host of American Idol will be returning for a seventh season. Judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie have been with the series since it was revived on ABC. Longtime original host Ryan Seacrest will also be back as host. 

The Dan Patrick Show will continue to be heard on more than 360 radio stations nationwide on iHeartMedia’s Premiere Networks and stream live and on demand on Peacock. The show is known for its extensive A-list interviews from the world of sports and entertainment, as well as its unique blend of situational comedy, breaking sports news, unparalleled insider access and pop culture commentary. 

Jeopardy!’s “Tournament of Champions” may run into issues filming with potential contestants refusing to cross the picket lines for the ongoing Writers and Actors strikes. Contestants not willing to participate include Ray Lalonde, Chris Pannullo, Hannah Wilson, Ben Chan, Troy Meyer, Ben Goldstein, Luigi de Guzman and Suresh Krishnan. Actor Ike Barinholtz who won Celebrity Jeopardy! which guaranteed a spot in the tournament would also not be able to participate. Season 40 will also see old answers recycled due to the lack of writers. 

Tubi has acquired the mockumentary series Underdeveloped. The series will premiere on the streamer September 8. The series follows a group of failed producers forced to work together at a production company.

Hulu has ordered a limited docuseries exploring the six-year journey of Sherri Papini’s disappearance to her arrest and the ripple effect of the case felt across the nation. When 34-year-old wife and mother Sherri Papini disappeared from a rural neighborhood in Northern California, her husband, Keith Papini, suddenly found himself at the center of a global news story as he imagined the worst. But miraculously, after 22 gut-wrenching days, Sherri was found alive – her emaciated body burned and battered, a metal chain tied around her waist – sharing a story of a kidnapping at gunpoint and three weeks of torture at the hands of her captors. Six years after her disappearance, Sherri Papini began serving 18 months in prison for lying to the FBI about her kidnapping.

Tubi has acquired the animated series Lloyd of the Flies. The 52 episode series will premiere August 6. Lloyd is a young fly with plenty to prove – it’s not easy being the middle child of 451, living in an apple with your long-suffering parents, cheeky little sister and 224 maggots. With his best friend Abacus the woodlouse, Lloyd faces endless awkward, annoying and occasionally life-threatening situations largely of his own devising – because when you’re only one centimetre high, even tiny problems can lead to massive consequences. Especially if you’re Lloyd…

Comedy special Tracy Morgan: Takin’ It Too Far premieres on Max August 17. Grateful and hyped, the comedian owns his set and unabashedly tackling topics such as dating in his 50s (along with the unexpected side effects that comes with it), his dysfunctional family, attempting to reverse gentrification in Brooklyn, and the very public 2014 car accident that left him with multiple broken bones, a traumatic brain injury, and a substantial settlement. The special was taped live from the Wilbur Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Limited docuseries Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop premieres on Netflix August 9. The series recontextualizes the irrepressible women of hip hop and their role in the genre’s 50 years by reinserting them into the canon where they belong: at the center, from day one to present day. Each of the four installments features a parade of iconic emcees like MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, and Rah Digga, up and comers, and artists currently at the top of the charts like Latto, and Tierra Whack alongside key figures from record labels, stylists, and journalists. By giving flowers to originators like Sha-Rock and Roxanne Shante or hearing real talk from contemporary superstars like Saweetie and Coi Leray, Lthe series contextualizes the history of the music that changed the world within the wider social, racial, and political landscape of the times and, crucially, through a female lens. 

Zombieverse will premiere on Netflix August 8. In Seoul, where a zombie virus outbreak has run amok, who will outwit the undead in the face of challenging quests and come out alive?

True crime docuseries Wanted: The Escape of Carlos Ghosn premieres on Apple TV+ August 25. Inspired by the acclaimed book “Boundless,” by The Wall Street Journal reporters Nick Kostov and Sean McLain, the four episode series includes never-before-seen interviews and footage with the prime players who lived in the Ghosn orbit, his rise to corporate power in Japan, his several arrests and the details of his harrowing escape to Lebanon. As one of the decade’s most shocking international business and legal stories, the series gives viewers unparalleled access to the key figures involved in the saga, the events as they unfolded and predict what comes next. 

Bertie Gregory takes viewers to remote corners of our planet to witness the never before seen wildlife moments in Animals Up Close with Bertie Gregory premiering September 13 on Disney+. The six episode series was filmed over 219 days in Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, Botswana, Patagonia, Indonesia and the Central African Republic. Armed with drones, state-of-the-art gimbal-mounted cameras and underwater tech, Bertie follows individual animals for weeks at a time, building up an intimate picture of their daily battles.

Choona is coming soon to Netflix. When an unlikely group of misfits discovers a common enemy in the same ruthless yet superstitious politician, they plot a heist to exact revenge.

The English dub for season five of Bungo Stray Dogs premieres July 26 on Crunchyroll. Detective employees are caught one after another, and Kamui, the leader of Tenjin Goshui, is closing in on the Armed Detective Agency. Will the Agency survive?!

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

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