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Season two of Marvel’s Loki will premiere on Disney+ October 6. The second season promises new excitement as it thrusts the infamous God of Mischief into a new set of adventures with the TVA. The series stars Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Eugene Cordero, Rafael Casal, Tara Strong, Kate Dickie, Liz Carr, Neil Ellice, with Jonathan Majors, Ke Huy Quan and Owen Wilson. 

Big Brother announced today the sixteen new houseguests who will embark on the 25th season of the series when they move into the Big Brother house during the live 90-minute premiere event August 2. This season’s cast includes a Deaflympics gold medalist, brand strategist, exterminator, geriatric physician, professional flutist, political consultant and a DJ from Australia, among others. This new group is in for a summer to remember, full of jaw-dropping moments and twists that will send the Houseguests spiraling into another universe.The full list of contestants can be found here.

Good Night World will premiere on Netflix October 12. In the online game “Planet,” there is a powerful team of four players. This team goes by the name “The Akabane Family,” and its members are a pseudo-family that only exists in the game. Although they aren’t aware of it, these four players are actually a broken family in real life. A shut-in older brother. A high-achieving younger brother. A father who is not respected by his own children. A mother who neglects her own household. They do not know the warmth of family. They also don’t know that the warmth of their online family is only a passing feeling. And most of all, they don’t know they are a real family. Centered on the deeds of the Akabane Family in the online game “Planet,” the story features battles against monsters, clashes with other guilds, and the machinations surrounding “Black Bird,” the final objective of the game. The tale takes a major turn as it entangles the real world and this real family.

Fox announced a new group of all-star celebrity recruits for the second season of Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test, set to premiere September 25. The fourteen celebrity recruits are Dez Bryant, Tyler Cameron, Savannah Chrisley, Blac Chyna, Brian Austin Green, Robert Horry, Erin Jackson, Bode Miller, Jack Osbourne, Tara Reid, Kelly Rizzo, Tom Sandoval, JoJo Siwa and Nick Viall. These celebrities will endure some of the harshest, most grueling challenges from the playbook of the actual Special Forces selection process. This time around, the recruits will be faced with the harsh reality of winter warfare training on the mountains of New Zealand where the terrain and freezing temperatures are brutal and the tasks will feel like torture. They will face the ice breaker drill where they will be submerged in a frozen lake to find their body temperature plummeting to near hypothermic levels. They will attempt a treacherous ravine crossing atop a 4700 ft snowcapped mountain peak as well as an emergency escape out of a helicopter submerged deep in icy waters. There are no votes, and no eliminations – just survival. These celebrities, who are so used to being in the spotlight, will quickly learn the meaning of “no guts, no glory” – and no glam. 

Akuma Kun is coming to Netflix November 9. The anime series takes place 30 years after the 1989 series where Ichiro Ureki and Mephisto III tackle a mysterious incident which was caused by the devil.

A new Bakugan series is set to premiere on Netflix September 1. The series will also air on Disney XD starting September 23. The first two episodes will also air in Roblox from August 4 to August 13. In the exciting new season of Bakugan, the VESTROIAN galaxy is made up of six planets each home to a different species of Bakugan (Avian, Dragon, Insect, Beast, Aquatic and Dinosaur). Constantly at WAR with one another, the use of experimental weaponry causes the Bakugan to be inadvertently transported to EARTH. Baku-balls rain down from the sky like meteors and crash into cities, forests, and oceans. And when the balls unroll, humans meet the 10 FEET TALL Bakugan for the very first time. Thankfully, humanity welcomes these displaced creatures, embraces their culture, and particularly falls in love with their long-standing tradition of BRAWLING. That is until teenagers start PAIRING with Bakugan and miraculously give them the ability to grow to giant KAIJU size! The world was filled with fear, and it was during this time THE CATASTROPHE happened.

The new season of Bargain Block premieres on HGTV August 23. The series follows home renovation experts and partners Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas on their journey to restore Detroit’s iconic American neighborhoods one house at a time. With sound advice and support from their friend – lifetime Detroit resident and real estate expert Shea Hicks-Whitfield – Keith and Evan will buy multiple rundown and dilapidated houses on a single block, take them down to the studs, and create affordable, stylish and fully furnished starter homes that are ideal for first-time homebuyers. 

Max has launched an OWN Hub featuring original series and curated collections from OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Series include Love & Marriage: Huntsville, Love & Marriage: DC, Ready To Love, Belle Collective and Put a Ring On It, which are among more than 500 episodes of original content from across the catalog such as previous seasons of Iyanla: Fix My Life, Super Soul Sunday, and The Great Soul Food Cook-Off. Notable scripted series includeDavid Makes Man as well as a sampling of OWN’s spotlight series Oprah and 100 Black Fathers and Oprah and Quinta Brunson are also available to stream. 

Secrets of Prince Andrew will premiere on A&E August 21. The special tells the inside story of Andrew’s scandal-plagued life, including the disastrous BBC Newsnight interview in November 2019 that shook the monarchy to its core. This definitive Prince Andrew biography features the twists and turns of Palace intrigue, secret conversations, and looks at the Queen’s involvement in the repercussions following the BBC Newsnight revelations. With exclusive interviews and unprecedented access, the program provides a unique perspective on the Prince’s life, offering an in-depth look at the chain of events that led to his downfall. 

Hallmark Channel offers viewers four all-new original movie premieres in September as the network begins its Fall into Love programming event. Viewers can treat themselves to stories that will transport them to the Smoky Mountains, fall in love on the gridiron as football season kicks off, enjoy a heartfelt story of two people with their individual struggles that come together in the most unlikely of places, and be immersed in the wonders of Italy. Meanwhile, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries brings fans three exciting new originals. First is the inspiring story about a woman who learns to adapt to a new way of life following an accident, followed by and two thrilling mysteries – one features a spectral sleuth and the other offers fans a murder mystery like they’ve have never seen before. 

Un Millon de Gracias premieres on The Roku Channel August 11. Ten celebrities are kicking off a chain of gratitude by each giving away $100,000 to the everyday heroes who have made an impact in their lives. The only catch? Each recipient must then pay it forward by giving away $50,000 to another deserving person, who will then spread the love even further and continue adding links to the gratitude chain.

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

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