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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘How I Met Your Father’ Canceled, Marvel Shifts Series Dates, ‘Chucky’ Teaser, ‘Below Deck Mediterranean’ Premiere Date, ‘FearFest’ Is Back, ‘True Detective: Night Country’ Shifts To 2024, and More!

How I Met Your Father -- Season 2B -- In the near future, Sophie is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the present where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options. Sophie (Hilary Duff), Jesse (Christopher Lowell), Valentina (Francia Raisa), Charlie (Tom Ainsley), Ellen (Tien Tran) and Sid (Suraj Sharma), shown. (Courtesy of Hulu)

Hulu has canceled How I Met Your Father after two seasons. In the near future, Sophie is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the present where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options. 

Marvel has shifted its plans for its upcoming Disney+ series. Season two of What If…? will now premiere in late 2023, around the holidays. Echo which was originally set to premiere in November, will now premiere in January. X-Men ’97 will now premiere in early 2024. Agatha: Darkhold Diaries, formerly known as Agatha: Coven of Chaos will now premiere later in 2024. Ironheart has no currently set window to premiere. Daredevil: Born Again and Wonder Man have shut down production due to the strikes with no window set for either currently. Season two of Loki will still premiere October 6. 

Season three of Chucky premieres on Syfy and USA Network October 4. In Chucky’s unending thirst for power, the new season now sees Chucky ensconced with the most powerful family in the world — America’s First Family, inside the infamous walls of the White House. How did Chucky wind up here? What in God’s name does he want? And how can Jake, Devon, and Lexy possibly get to Chucky inside the world’s most secure house, all while balancing the pressures of romantic relationships and growing up? Meanwhile, Tiffany faces a looming crisis of her own as the police close in on her for “Jennifer Tilly’s” murderous rampage last season.

Season eight of Below Deck Mediterranean premieres on Bravo September 25. Capt. Sandy Yawn and Stews Natalya Scudder and Kyle Viljoen return for the new season, joined by fan-favorite Tumi Mhlongo, who crosses over from Below Deck Down Under as Chief Stew. New crew members include Chef Jack Luby, Bosun Ruan Irving, Deckhands Luka Brunton (Below Deck Down Under), Haleigh Gorman and Lara Du Preez, and Stew Jessika Asai. Set amidst the mesmerizing Italian Riviera and the historic façade of Genoa, Italy, it’s all hands on deck this season for Capt. Sandy and her team. From outrageous guests to after-hours antics, the boat gets rocked throughout each charter as the crew navigates complicated dynamics and unexpected rifts. In a franchise first, unprecedented staffing changes dominate the season, which tests each department as they struggle to find their sea legs through unforeseen turnover. 

AMC’s FearFest celebration will launch with more than 700 hours of horror and genre films, series and specials, to be curated by Shudder, AMC Networks’ streamer for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, for the very first time. Countdown to Fearfest begins on AMC September 1 with Shudder’s 101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments of All Time every Friday at 11:00 p.m., leading into a primetime takeover the last week of September featuring iconic horror movies every night of the week including the Scream and Halloween franchises as well as Stephen King classics like The Shining and Firestarter. October will then kick off wall-to-wall coverage, including a mix of fan-favorite horror films as well as new programming from Shudder. AMC will continue to host new Shudder movies and series each Friday night. 

HBO has shifted its premiere window for True Detective: Night Country. The series was originally planned to premiere in late 2023. The series will now premiere in January 2024. The move is likely due to the ongoing writers and actors strikes. No exact date has been set yet. When the long winter night falls in Ennis, Alaska, the eight men who operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanish without a trace. To solve the case, Detectives Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves, and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice. 

The anime adaptation of Onmyōji is set to premiere on Netflix November 28. The series is based on the works of Baku Yumemakura. It tells a fictional story about the real life Japanese spiritual official Abe no Seimei.

Suits spinoff series Pearson is now available to stream on Peacock. Looking to atone for her past, disbarred powerhouse attorney Jessica Pearson leaves her New York City law firm for the down-and-dirty politics of the Windy City. All episodes of Suits and Pearson are available to stream, only on Peacock. 

LeVar Burton is in talks to host a Trivial Pursuit series for The CW. The series is based on the board game in which players answer trivia based questions. It had previously been adapted as a series twice, in 1993 and 2008. 

Choona premieres on Netflix September 29. When an unlikely group of misfits discovers a common enemy in the same ruthless yet superstitious politician, they plot a heist to exact revenge.

Season seven of Dragons: The Nine Realms premieres September 14 on Peacock. The dragon riders are back! Not only are they facing fierce new dragons and new realms, but now they are also facing conflict amongst themselves! Find out if they are able to fly above it and make it as a team.

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

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