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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Starstruck’ Trailer, ‘The Gold’ Premiere Date, ‘Obliterated’ Premiere Date, ‘The Price Is Right’ Bob Barker Tribute, ‘The Debut: Dream Academy’ Announced, NBC Tweaks Fall Schedule, and More!

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Season three of Starstruck premieres on Max September 28 with all six episodes. Still living in London and working at the local cinema, Jessie explores a new single life after parting ways with film star Tom. Two years after the breakup, Jessie navigates the pressures of adulthood and is confronted with the consequences of her own choices as her friends move on to the next stages in their lives, while Jessie is left questioning what she is really looking for. 

The Gold will premiere on Paramount+ September 17. The series is inspired by the real-life events that took place on November 26, 1983, when six armed men broke into the Brink’s-Mat security depot near London’s Heathrow Airport and inadvertently stumbled across gold bullion worth £26m. According to detectives, what started as a typical Old Kent Road armed robbery became a seminal event in British criminal history that’s remarkable not only for the scale of the theft – at the time the biggest in world history – but for its wider legacy. The disposal of the bullion caused the birth of large-scale international money laundering; provided the dirty money that helped fuel the London Docklands property boom; united blue- and white-collar criminals; and left controversy and murder in its wake.  

Obliterated, from the creators of Cobra Kai will premiere on Netflix November 30. Starring Shelley Hennig and Nick Zano, the series tells the story of an elite special forces team who thwarts a deadly threat to Las Vegas. After their celebratory party, filled with booze, drugs and sex, the team discovers that a bomb they deactivated was a fake. The now intoxicated team has to fight through their impairments, overcome their personal issues, find the real bomb, and save the world. 

CBS is set to air The Price Is Right: A Tribute to Bob Barker August 31. The special will honor the life and career of the beloved late television legend. Drew Carey, who succeeded Bob Barker as The Price Is Right host – and is a longtime fan and friend of Barker’s – celebrates Barker’s life and legacy as host of the tribute. Barker hosted the game show for 35 years. 

Netflix is set to follow the making of a global girl group in an upcoming music docuseries The Debut: Dream Academy. With unprecedented access to the years-long process, the series will be a compelling portrayal of the journey to global stardom, including insight into the unique training and development program from HYBE and Geffen Records. The 20 young women from diverse countries were selected after more than 120,000 submissions since HYBE and Geffen announced the joint venture, HYBE x Geffen Global Girl Group Audition, in November of 2021.

NBC has made slight changes to its upcoming fall schedule. Season two of Quantum Leap will now kick off Wednesday nights at 8 starting October 4. The final ten episodes of Magnum P.I. will now follow at 9. Repeats of the Chicago series will now air at 10. 

Miss Scarlet and The Duke and All Creatures Great and Small are set to return for their fourth seasons on PBS January 7. In Miss Scarlet and The Duke, Eliza has taken over the business of Nash & Sons (not that he has any sons) and things are not going entirely smoothly, although help comes from some familiar sources. Outside of work, her relationship with William (the Duke) builds towards a looming decision that will shape both their lives. The new season of All Creatures Great and Small picks up in springtime of 1940 with change on the horizon for everyone in Skeldale House. James and Helen wonder when the right time might be to start a family, not knowing whether or not James will be called up to serve in the RAF. Tristan’s absence is felt by all, but no one more than Siegfried who attempts to hold the growing household, and himself, together as he braves this new world. Mrs Hall and Helen’s friendship blossoms as they look to the future and new trainee veterinary student Richard Carmody arrives, causing complications in the house. 

Snake Oil premieres on Fox September 27. Hosted by David Spade, contestants are pitched unique products by convincing entrepreneurs – some of whom are showcasing real business ventures, while the others are “Snake Oil Salesmen,” whose products are fake. With the help of guest celebrity advisors, contestants must determine which products are real and which are a sham, for a chance to win life-changing money. In each round, contestants choose a pair of entrepreneurs and learn about their extremely unique (and often bizarre) products through visuals, a custom-made infomercial exclusively produced for Snake Oil, and by quizzing the business representative themselves. With the help of their celebrity advisors, the contestants must then decide who is selling an authentic product and who is hawking a sham. Will they make the right choice or be duped by snake oil?! Guest celebrity advisors include Will Arnett, Christie Brinkley, Kandi Burruss, Adam DeVine, Bethenny Frankel, Dwight Howard, Ice-T, Natasha Leggero, Brad Paisley, Jay Pharoah, Rob Riggle, Darius Rucker, JB Smoove, and Michelle Williams. 

Season 42 of Nature will premiere on PBS October 18. The season will feature a brand-new Spy in the Ocean miniseries, alongside documentaries on grizzlies, whales, shorebirds and ancient sea monsters. The new season opens with The Platypus Guardian, which follows Pete Walsh, a Tasmanian man who befriends a platypus he names Zoom. With the help of experts, Pete learns more about the platypus’ secret world in a mission to protect them from the dangers of urban development. 

ESPN has entered into a theatrical distribution agreement with Theater Sports Network to televise Atlantic Coast Conference college football games at movie theaters. Additionally, the agreement covers the New Year’s Six Bowl games including the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl, the Capital One Orange Bowl, the CFP Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl, the CFP Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game, and the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T. In all, the agreement includes approximately 75 games during the 2023-24 college football season. 

Docuseries Gospel will premiere on PBS February 12 and 13, with a special companion concert premiering February 9. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University, and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, speaks with dozens of clergymen, singers and scholars about their connection to the music that has transcended its origins and now spreads “the good word” all around the world. The series features interviews with notable names including Dionne Warwick, U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock, Rev. Otis Moss III, professor Michael Eric Dyson, and awe-inspiring musical performances of Gospel favorites “Can’t Nobody Do Me Like Jesus,” “Total Praise,” and others from talents including The Belle Singers, Cory Henry, Celisse, and more. The gospel concert special celebrates gospel music and its extraordinary impact on culture and pop music. Featuring the biggest names in gospel music together with the biggest stars from the world of pop, R&B and beyond, the concert will be recorded in Los Angeles in front of a live audience, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. This one-hour PBS special will both be inspired by and build excitement for the landmark four-hour history series, Gospel. A list of performers will be announced at a later date. 

AXS TV is bringing back The Partridge Family to TV starting October 2. AXS TV puts the spotlight on all 96 episodes of the hit musical comedy, capturing the beloved band as they tour across the country in their iconic multi-colored school bus, performing their signature tunes and getting caught up in sidesplitting shenanigans. The Partridge Family stars Shirley Jones as matriarch Shirley Partridge, with Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce, Suzanne Crough, Jeremy Gelbwaks, and teen sensation David Cassidy as the talented offspring who convince the young widow to leave her bank-telling job and join their fledgling family band. 

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

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