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Animated series Young Love will premiere September 21 on Max. The series expands on the animated short Hair Love, from creator Matthew A. Cherry, which centered around the relationship between an African American father, his daughter Zuri, and the most daunting task a father could ever come across – doing his daughter’s hair for the first time. Filled with comedy and heart, the series is an honest look into the world of a tight-knit Chicago family as they juggle their careers, marriage, parenthood, social issues and multi-generational dynamics, all while striving to make a better life for themselves. 

The Irrational premieres on NBC September 25. The ten episode series follows world-renowned professor of behavioral science Alec Mercer as he lends his unique expertise on an array of high-stakes cases involving governments, law enforcement and corporations. His insight and unconventional approach to understanding human behavior lead him and the team on a series of intense, unexpected journeys to solve illogical puzzles and perplexing mysteries.

HBO has canceled The Idol after one season. The series went through a creative overhaul mid production which led to its series order cut to five episodes. After a nervous breakdown derailed Jocelyn’s last tour, she’s determined to claim her rightful status as the greatest and sexiest pop star in America. Her passions are reignited by Tedros, a nightclub impresario with a sordid past. Will her romantic awakening take her to glorious new heights or the deepest and darkest depths of her soul? 

Season three of Power Book III: Raising Kanan will premiere on Starz December 1. With emotions high and the stakes even higher, we return to Southside Jamaica, Queens right where we left the Thomas family at the end of season two, with the family in turmoil and reeling from the Mob’s coordinated attack on Raquel, Marvin and Lou-Lou. Over the last two seasons, Kanan Stark has slowly learned the truth about not only his mother, but also himself. It has been a tortuous journey for him and everyone around him. With each new revelation, Kanan has been forced to confront his family’s seemingly never-ending web of secrets and lies. He has spent much of this time in a state of denial, but now, Kanan’s blinders are finally off, and he doesn’t like what he sees. In season three, Kanan finds himself grappling with the very notions of right and wrong. Good and evil. Fidelity and disloyalty. And he’s not alone. Every member of the Thomas family must confront an existential crisis that challenges their very identity. Whether it’s Marvin, who’s still trying to redeem himself, or Raq, who’s finally coming clean, or Lou, who’s wrestling with his own evil, or Jukebox, who’s simply trying to break free from her family’s pathology, they are all attempting to redefine and reinvent themselves. They won’t all be able to complete this intensely personal quest, but for those who do, the destination may reveal the most terrifying secret of all. There is no right and wrong or good and evil. There are no absolutes. In the end, there’s just you. 

Season three of comedy series Starstruck will premiere on Max September 28. The series follows Jesse, who is living in London and working at the local cinema while exploring 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.  

Season three of Canadian medical drama series Transplant will now debut a week later on NBC, on October 12. The new season finds Bashir “Bash” Hamed continuing his journey to start over, but with each new milestone comes a new challenge. While pursuing Canadian citizenship for himself and his younger sister, Amira, Bash closely examines who he’s becoming in his adopted country.  Bash, still being asked repeatedly to prove himself, works closely with his colleagues as they move forward following the dramatic conclusion of season two. Everyone continues to find themselves looking to adapt to change and understand how they fit in, both within and beyond the walls of York Memorial Hospital.  After Dr. Bishop’s shocking departure, the team gains a new boss with the forward-thinking Dr. Neeta Devi. Dr. Devi has big ideas when it comes to overhauling the emergency department at York Memorial. NBC will also air the upcoming fourth season. 

All seven seasons of Once Upon a Time will begin streaming on hulu September 1. A boy contacts his long-lost mother who gave him up for adoption and convinces her to follow him to Storybrooke, Maine, where storybook characters who inhabit the town are trapped by an evil queen. 

The Spiderwick Chronicles will not air on Disney+ as the streamer looks to cut costs. The eight episode completed first season will be shopped to other outlets. Based on the best-selling books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, the series is a modern coming-of-age story combined with a fantasy-adventure as the Grace Family – twin brothers Jared and Simon, their sister Mallory and mother Helen – move into their dilapidated ancestral home and begin to unravel a dark mystery about their great-great uncle, who once discovered the secret and maybe foreboding faerie world existing parallel to their own. The streamer will also not air its previously ordered, and completed series Nautilus. The 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea prequel series told the origin of Captain Nemo and the submarine The Nautilus. 

Onyx Collective’s docuseries Drive with Swizz Beatz will premiere on hulu November 16. Hip-hop legend and car collector Swizz Beatz and son Nasir Dean (also known as Note Mercato) visit car-loving destinations, where they’ll examine the area’s distinctive car culture and bring together two otherwise disparate car clubs over a shared love of all things automotive and an appreciation for what it’s like to beat the odds through sheer drive alone. All six episodes will be available to stream and feature domestic and global locations, including Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Atlanta, Japan and Saudi Arabia.

Canadian drama series Little Bird will premiere on PBS October 12. The six episode limited series follows Bezhig Little Bird as she embarks on a path to find her birth family and uncover the hidden truth of her family history. Removed from her home in Long Pine Reserve in Saskatchewan, Bezhig Little Bird is adopted into a Montréal Jewish family at age five, becoming Esther Rosenblum. Now in her 20s, Bezhig longs for the family she lost and is willing to sacrifice everything to find them. Her search lands her in the Canadian Prairies, worlds apart from everything she knows. As she begins to track down her siblings, she unravels the mystery behind her adoption and discovers that her apprehension was connected to a racist government policy, now known as the Sixties Scoop. Bezhig’s sense of identity shatters, and she is forced to reckon with who she is and who she wants to become. 

The Roku Channel has renewed docuseries NFL Draft: The Pick Is In for a second season. In the first season, film crews were embedded in the draft rooms of the Cowboys, Panthers, Colts, and Jaguars across all seven rounds of the NFL draft. The series offered exclusive insights – with draft coverage from NFL Network host Rich Eisen and insider Ian Rapoport, pick announcements from Commissioner Roger Goodell, agent Reggie Johnson’s perspective from the rookie green room, and more. The new season will cover the 2024 draft. 

Thriller series The Tourist will be leaving Max September 8. The series which was a co-production with the BBC for its first season will not air its second season on the streamer. No word on if it will air anywhere in the US or if the first season will end up on another platform. 

Witney Carson will not be returning as a professional dancer on the upcoming 32nd season of Dancing with the Stars on ABC and Disney+. Carson says she wants to take some time for her children to have stability rather than moving them back and forth with each season. She previously won the competition with now host Alfonso Ribeiro. The full cast, which includes celebrities Ariana Maddix and Charity Lawson, will be announced September 13. 

Starting 9/1, Max will feature AMC+ Picks on Max, a collection of seven AMC+ series, providing subscribers with an opportunity to enjoy award-winning shows from the brand for 60 days. Series include Fear The Walking Dead (Seasons 1-7), Anne Rice’s Interview With The Vampire (Season 1), Dark Winds (Season 1), Gangs of London (Seasons 1-2), Ride with Norman Reedus (Seasons 1-5), A Discovery of Witches (Seasons 1-3), and Killing Eve (Seasons 1-4).

One Shot: Overtime Elite premieres on Prime Video September 5. The series explores the lives of OTE’s next generation of basketball stars from around the country, as they navigate through various challenges and grueling training in pursuit of a professional basketball career. This compelling series dives into what it truly takes to make it to the next level – the drive, the sacrifice, the perseverance, and the glory that makes it all worth it. The series highlights the remarkable journey of Amen Thompson and Ausar Thompson, showcasing their ascent as top prospects within the league’s emerging generation of basketball stars on the path to the NBA Draft. One Shot: Overtime Elite will take audiences behind the scenes of a league that is disrupting traditional paths to the NBA and inspiring an entirely new generation of basketball players and fans alike. 

Season three of parenting dramedy series Pernille will premiere on Viaplay September 7. The six episode half hour Norwegian series shows humor in everyday chaos. The raw, highly relatable series follows single mother Pernille Middelthon (Nickname: Pørni, Nordics’ series title) as she juggles three children, her elderly father, and all the children she meets in her job at the child welfare service. But when will she prioritize herself?

Timbaland and Justin Timberlake will work with ESPN throughout the 2023-24 NFL season to curate music for select Monday Night Football games. The curated music from Timbaland and Timberlake will run in Monday Night Football promotional spots, live telecasts and pre-game shows for 7 weeks this season. Beatclub, a music creator platform founded by Timbaland, of which Timberlake is a member and equity holder, will have its users and A&R team supporting the duo in the music creation for the season. 

Shakira is set to receive MTV’s coveted Video Vanguard Award, presented by Toyota, marking the first time the award has been given to a South American artist. She will also perform for the first time on the MTV stage in 17 years, at the 2023 VMAs, airing LIVE from Prudential Center on September 12 at 8PM ET/PT. 

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

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