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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Witcher’ Trailer, ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ Trailer, ‘D.P. 2’ Trailer, ‘Mech Cadets’ Trailer, ‘Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures’ Premiere Date, ‘Big Brother: 25th Anniversary Celebration’ Premiere Date, and More!

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The Witcher Season 3 – Volume 2 premieres on Netflix July 27. 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. 

The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 – Part 2 premieres on Netflix August 3. As Lisa’s trial approaches, Mickey faces doubts, setbacks and unexpected revelations. Lorna and Cisco plan for their big day, while Izzy makes big moves.

D.P. 2 will premiere July 28 on Netflix. After a shocking tragedy turns their lives upside down, Jun-ho and Ho-yeol return to capture more military deserters – only to face unexpected danger.

Mech Cadets premieres on Netflix August 10. The pressure’s on when a group of teen Mech pilots are thrust into battle against alien invaders mere days after becoming Cadets. It’s time to save the world!

Six new episodes of Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures premiere on Disney+ and Disney Junior August 2, with more episodes to come later this year. In total, the first season will run for 25 episodes. Set during The High Republic era, the animated series follows Jedi Younglings as they study the ways of the Force and learn valuable skills needed to become Jedi.

Big Brother: 25th Anniversary Celebration will air on CBS July 26. Nischelle Turner hosts from the Big Brother set. The special features 24 seasons of archival footage from the Entertainment Tonight vault and exclusive interviews with Big Brother host Julie Chen Moonves and fan-favorite houseguests including winners Cody Calafiore, Taylor Hale, Derrick Levasseur, Jordan Lloyd, Xavier Prather and Rachel Reilly, and other houseguests, including Azah Awasum, Hannah Chaddha, Derek Frazier, Frankie Grande, Tiffany Mitchell, Janelle Pierzina, Danielle Reyes, Kaysar Ridha, Jeff Schroeder and Brendon Villegas. It will feature highlights over the years, including the showmances, biggest feuds and rivalries, shocking twists, historic houseguests and groundbreaking moments in reality TV history. 

The CW and Roku have teamed up for the upcoming unscripted series Fight to Survive. The eight-episode survivalist competition hosted by Akbar Gbajabiamila will premiere August 10 on The CW. All episodes will then be available to stream on The Roku Channel and The CW App on September 29, the day after the broadcast finale. 17 competitors – including former Survivor, Alone, Naked and Afraid and American Ninja Warrior contestants – must survive 25 days on a remote tropical island combatting brutal conditions – and each other – to win $250,000. In one of the most intense survival of the fittest competitions ever televised, the competitors battle one another for essential tools and resources in the fight to survive. 

Nathan Lane will not be appearing in the upcoming third season of Only Murder in the Building. Lane is currently starring in a Broadway play which conflicts with filming. Lane had appeared in the first two seasons and won an Emmy for the first season. He is currently nominated for his role in season two. 

Harry Goodwins and Ruby Sear have been cast in Netflix’s The Gentlemen. The two will recur in the eight episode series from Guy Ritchie. 

Battle of the Decades premieres on Food Network August 16. Teams comprised of two chefs from different generations tackle challenges in which they must use popular ingredients and gadgets from the past as well as take on viral food trends and classic dishes, all while bridging the generational gap with their approach and techniques. From Snoopy Sno-Cone machines to Easy Bake Ovens, it is no easy feat for the competitors as they navigate challenges based on trends such as 1950s gelatin molds and savory jello salads to modern day dishes like accordion potatoes and fluffy Japanese Soufflé pancakes. The members of the last team standing then go head-to-head against each other in an old school vs. new school match up to see which chef walks away with $10,000. Over the course of the season, host Jonathan Bennett is joined by a rotating panel of judges including Eddie Jackson and his father Eddie Jackson Sr., Antonia Lofaso and her daughter Xea Myers, Peter Fang and his daughter Kathy Fang, Julian Rodarte and his father Beto Rodarte, along with special celebrity guest judges including singer Taylor Dayne, actress Jennie Garth, actor Wayne Knight, Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis and actress Nia Vardalos. 

The Heiress and the Heist premieres July 27 on Sundance Now and AMC+ with all episodes. The three episode series focuses on the story of Rose Dugdale, the English heiress who abandoned her life of privilege to join the IRA and was the mastermind behind some of the most audacious and radical schemes of 1974. The series chronicles Rose’s transformation as a revolutionary – from her early childhood in Devon to the time she spent in Limerick Prison – and includes historical events and the social upheavals that affected England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland from the late 1960s to mid-1970s. The focus of the series is the Russborough House heist from 1974, which was largely orchestrated by Dugdale who acted as the brains of the operation, selecting which paintings were to be stolen at the time of the robbery. The immediate aftermath of the crime is relayed by key witness testimonies, including the crime correspondents who reported the story, and the police officer who made the detection and arrest of Dugdale in Cork with the 19 paintings. 

Discovery Channel has renewed Naked and Afraid: Last One Standing. The series follows twelve of Naked and Afraid’s toughest all-stars as they take on South Africa’s punishing Oribi Gorge and compete head-to-head through brutal, multiphase challenges. At the end of 45 days, only one survivalist can win $100,000 and the first ever perfect 10 Primitive Survival Rating. 

Real estate expert and contractor Scott McGillivray will recruit friendly rival, builder and home renovation expert Bryan Baeumler, to help overhaul his newly purchased rundown lakeside resort in HGTV’s latest series Renovation Resort Showdown. During the seven-episode, one-of-a-kind vacation rental renovation competition, Scott and Bryan will enlist four professional build/design teams to transform the tired property into a stunning modern-day destination ahead of peak season. They have just seven weeks and a $100,000 budget to turn four identical cabins into luxurious waterfront escapes in their own personal style. Scott, Bryan and rotating guest judges will evaluate the revamped spaces based on quality, creativity and functionality to ultimately determine which team wins bragging rights and a $100,000 cash prize. 

Craig of the Creek spinoff series Jessica’s Big Little World is slated to premiere on Cartoon Network this fall. The series was previously announced to air on Cartoonito, but will now air on the main network. Craig of the Creek will be ending with its current fifth season. 

Following Jury Duty being nominated for Emmys, the series will continue to stream on Prime Video. The Amazon Freevee series was originally set to leave Prime Video but will now continue to stream there as well. 

The CW has acquired rights to the Atlantic Coast Conference college football and basketball games. They will air fifty games every season through 2026-27. The CW will air the first ACC game September 9. 

Docuseries How to Become a Cult Leader premieres on Netflix July 28. Disguised as a guidebook for capturing a devoted cult following, this docuseries takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the rise of six famed flock leaders. Narrator Peter Dinklage reveals the playbook to achieving unconditional love, endless devotion, and the power to control people’s minds, bodies and souls.

Season eight of Botched premieres on E! August 3. World-renowned Drs. Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif are back in the O.R. to take on some of the most complex cases to date, all while keeping the laughs rolling with their beloved bromance and banter. In a fresh new office, the doctors consult with a series of hopeful patients as they unveil catastrophic trauma due to past surgeries gone wrong, birth defects and horrific accidents. 

Metal Monsters: The Righteous Redeemer premieres on Max July 30, the same day as the season three finale of HBO’s critically acclaimed comedy series, The Righteous Gemstones. The special provides a behind-the-scenes look at the hilarious, wickedly talented Rick Disharoon and his small-town, family-owned business, The Metal Shop, as the team gets the chance of a lifetime: to build an epic monster truck for Danny McBride and one of Hollywood’s biggest television shows. 

Sister Wives returns for a new season on TLC August 20. The new season promises to provide an even deeper look into the Browns’ continued journey as they strive to balance their new paths and the needs of their fractured polygamist family. From navigating conflict to celebrating milestones, this season captures the family’s emotional rollercoaster. 

Three episode docuseries Goliath premieres on Showtime July 14. The series examines the historic life, career and impact of Wilt Chamberlain, one of the greatest and most misunderstood athletes of all time. Chamberlain’s two living sisters, Selina Chamberlain Gross and Barbara Lewis, talk about their parents and childhoods together in West Philadelphia. Selina recalls how her parents, even though they were poor, had a big family and never finished school, were still proud homeowners, while Barbara reminisces on Wilt’s tremendous growth spurts and how his height surprised his mom after a summer away on a farm in the South. 

As a part of Prime Day 2023, Amazon has released a teaser of what’s to come. Shows include Gen V, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Reacher season two. 

Season seven of The Croods Family Tree premieres on Peacock July 27. With a teaspoon of luck, a tablespoon of water, a dash of hair, and a generous helpfing of Gran, The Croods: Family Tree is the perfect recipe for fun!

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

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