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Season two of Marvel’s I Am Groot premieres September 6 on Disney+. This time, Baby Groot finds himself exploring the universe and beyond aboard the Guardians’ spaceships, coming face-to-face – or nose-to-nose – with new and colorful creatures and environments. Vin Diesel is back as the voice of Groot in five all-new shorts.

Down For Love premieres on Netflix August 11. A heartwarming quest for love, this feel-good reality show follows several people with Down syndrome as they navigate the trials and triumphs of dating.

Peacock has set a catch-up event ahead of the Season Two premiere of Killing It, with season one episodes dropping on YouTube, TikTok and USA Network. The the first three episodes are available to stream on YouTube and Episode 1 is available on TikTok now. Additionally, the first two episodes will air August 7 on USA Network following WWE Monday Night Raw. Season two premieres on Peacock August 17. The series is a comedy about class, capitalism and one man’s quest to achieve the American dream. 

Destined with You premieres on Netflix August 23. A lawyer bound by a centuries-old curse becomes entangled with a civil servant who holds the key to his freedom – igniting an unexpected romance. 

Star Trek: Prodigy creators Kevin and Dan Hageman shared a first look at the second season. The clip features Dal, Rok-Tak, Zero, Jankom Pog, and Murf meeting The Doctor. The series was pulled from Paramount+ and is currently searching for a new home to air the already produced second season. 

Cartoon Network announced premiere dates for returning and new series. New episodes of We Baby Bears will premiere August 26. Batwheels returns with new episodes September 11. Season eight of Teen Titans Go! returns September 23 with the Warner Bros. 100th Anniversary Special. New series The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe will premiere November 11. 

Plans for season 40 of Jeopardy! have been announced. The season will not only feature recycled answers, but will start off with contestants from prior seasons. This will be the second “Second Chance Tournament.” Additionally second and third place prize winnings will rise to $3,000 for second place and $2,000 for third place. Additional details will be announced later. 

Paramount+ has announced global premiere dates for internationally produced original series. British drama The Gold will premiere September 17. Korean crime thriller Bargain will premiere October 5. Season two of Los Enviados will premiere by the end of the year. Also announced for the streamer are British drama Sexy Beast, and Korean series Queen Woo and A Bloody Lucky Day. Premiere dates for those will be announced at a later time. 

Max may soon begin live streaming sports. Warner Bros. Discovery currently airs baseball, hockey and more. The streamer will feature a new pair tier which will feature the live content. No date has been set for the new tier. 

Stand Up to Cancer returns on August 19 for the eighth televised fundraising special commemorating 15 years of impact. Over the course of one hour, the show will celebrate 15 years of cutting-edge cancer research and highlight special moments with stars from film, television, sports and journalism who have supported the SU2C movement. The show will also feature renowned SU2C-funded cancer scientists, who will discuss the progress being made in the fight against cancer and the critical need to continue to fund life-saving research. There will also be touching stories from cancer survivors who have received breakthrough treatments supported by SU2C. Celebrities making a special appearance during the show include Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Biel, Don Cheadle, Katie Couric, Danai Gurira, Tony Hale, Ken Jeong, Maria Menounos, Julianne Moore, Tig Notaro, Jimmy Smits, Eric Stonestreet and Justin Timberlake; a special montage of comedic skits from past shows will feature Jack Black, Ben Falcone, Zach Galifianakis, Brad Garrett, Bill Hader, Jon Hamm, Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Melissa McCarthy, and Matthew McConaughey. The televised special will also feature past musical performances from the likes of Brittany Howard, Simone Ledward Boseman, and The Who. SU2C’s biennial specials have been supported by hundreds of celebrities over the past 15 years. Additional celebrity guests will be announced in the weeks leading up to the telecast. The biennial special will air simultaneously on more than 50 participating media platforms across the United States and Canada, including all four major broadcast networks in the U.S. Broadcasters carrying the show are donating one hour of simultaneous commercial-free prime time. The telecast will also be available on-demand on several streaming platforms. 

Docuseries Kim vs. Kanye: The Divorce is available to stream on Max. The series goes inside the billion-dollar divorce battle of two global superstars.

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

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