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Virgin River Season 5 Part 1 premieres on Netflix September 7. 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. 

Three episode event series The Continental: From the World of John Wick premieres on Peacock September 22. The series will explore the origin behind the iconic hotel-for-assassins centerpiece of the John Wick universe through the eyes and actions of a young Winston Scott, as he’s dragged into the Hell-scape of 1970’s New York City to face a past he thought he’d left behind. Winston charts a deadly course through the hotel’s mysterious underworld in a harrowing attempt to seize the hotel where he will eventually take his future throne. 

Season two of The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On premieres August 23 on Netflix. The new season features five new couples, on the verge of marriage. One partner in each couple will issue an Ultimatum. In just over eight weeks, each couple will either get married, or get out, after they each choose new potential partners in a life-changing opportunity to get a glimpse of two different futures.

Fox has renewed MasterChef for a fourteenth season. The renewal comes ahead of the series 250th episode August 9. Gordon Ramsay will return as a host and judge alongside acclaimed chef Aarón Sánchez and renowned restaurateur Joe Bastianich. 

Comedy series Still Up premieres on Apple TV+ September 22. Starring Antonia Thomas and Craig Roberts, the series is an almost romantic comedy set in the after-hours world of insomniacs Danny and Lisa who have no secrets except their feelings for each other. Also starring in the ensemble cast are Blake Harrison, Lois Chimimba, Luke Fetherston and Rich Fulcher. 

Big Brother has removed houseguest Luke Valentine from the series. The move comes following the contestant using a racial slur while on camera. In a statement from CBS, “Luke violated the Big Brother code of conduct and there is zero tolerance in the house for using a racial slur. He has been removed from the house. His departure will be addressed in Thursday night’s show.”

HBO has ordered The Franchise to series. The crew of an unloved franchise movie fight for their place in a savage and unruly cinematic universe. The series shines a light on the secret chaos inside the world of superhero moviemaking, to ask the question – how exactly does the cinematic sausage get made? Because every f*ck-up has an origin story. Himesh Patel and Aya Cash star alongside previously announced cast Jessica Hynes, Billy Magnussen, Lolly Adefope, Darren Goldstein, Isaac Powell, Richard E. Grant, and Daniel Brühl in the half-hour comedy series from Sam Mendes, Armando Iannucci, and Jon Brown. 

HGTV’s Good Bones will be ending with its upcoming eighth season. Star Mina Starsiak Hawk made the announcement on her podcast. Mina Starsiak Hawk and her mother and fellow star Karen E Laine are expected to still appear on the network in other projects. The final season will premiere August 15. 

Jodi Balfour will not be returning as a series regular for the upcoming fourth season of For All Mankind. Balfour starred in the first three seasons of the Apple TV+ alternate history series. She will make an appearance to wrap up the character’s storyline. 

Season three of docuseries NFL Icons premieres on MGM+ October 21. Each episode provides an in-depth and personal exploration of some of the biggest names in football history, showcasing not only their remarkable athleticism, but also the significant impact these icons had on the game and their communities. The docuseries, narrated by award-winning broadcaster Rich Eisen, will tell each legendary figure’s story through a combination of interviews, highlights, mic’d-up sound, and never-before-seen footage. 

Special Renovation: Possible will air on HGTV August 16. Starring Robert Irvine, the series will renovate the home of a nurse. The premise is similar to his Food Network series Restaurant: Impossible which recently ended. 

Disney+ subscribers will receive special access to Star Wars: Ahsoka merchandise when the series premieres on August 23. During this special window, eligible subscribers can visit or navigate to the Shop tab within the details pages of the series on Disney+ to scan QR codes or click on a link that will take users directly to the merchandise on shopDisney. The Shop tab will be available to Disney+ primary profiles in the U.S. that have been verified as 18 and older. U.S. Disney+ subscribers will be granted early access to products including the Ahsoka Legacy Saber Set, all-new adult and youth Ahsoka fleece and t-shirts, a Star Wars Chopper (C1-10P) Interactive Remote Control Astromech Droid toy, collectibles including an Ahsoka bust, pin, and mug, and more (while supplies last)! Set after the fall of the Empire, Star Wars: Ahsoka follows the former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy. 

Lighthouse premieres on Netflix August 22. Gen Hoshino – a musician, actor, and author – meets up with comedian Masayasu Wakabayashi, one half of the comedy duo Audrey, once a month over half a year to chat about their vulnerabilities and worries. The duo sheds light on worries faced by ordinary folks while struggling with their own darkness. 

Mysterious Girlfriend X is now available to stream on HIDIVE in sub and dub. An innocent kiss throws Tsubaki for a loop, when he discovers that he has become curiously enamored (or addicted) to Urabe, and she knows JUST what to do with him. With a new toy to play with, there’s no telling what’s in store for Tsubaki!

Mountain Men returns for a new season August 24 on The History Channel. In the farthest reaches of the North American wilderness, some of the bravest men and women chose to step away from modern conveniences to embrace this rugged lifestyle. The ten-episode series takes viewers on a journey to remote, awe-inspiring regions where few dare to venture. Each 90-minute episode provides an intimate look into the lives of these mountain men and women as they navigate unforgiving landscapes and battle the elements to pursue their independent way of life. 

B.O. premieres on Netflix September 6. A fearful delegate. A squadron of fearless policemen. When these worlds collide in a police department in Rio de Janeiro, anything can happen. 

6ixtynin9 The Series premieres September 6 on Netflix. An adaptation of Pen-Ek Ratanaruang’s hit film 6ixtynin9, a woman, fired from a financial corporation, returns home with no money. However, she finds a box with a fortune in front of her door, and decides to keep it. However, the people that left it there soon want it back.

Season two of FC Barcelona: A New Era premieres on Prime Video September 6. Reaching the top means taking on the toughest challenges. Find out how the journey went. 

Nature docuseries Predators premieres on Netflix September 6. In this captivating nature documentary series narrated by Tom Hardy, five predator species around the world work to survive in their environments. Experience life through the eyes of cheetahs, polar bears, wild dogs and more of the planet’s most powerful hunters as they fight to maintain their dominance. 

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

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