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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘One Piece’ Renewed, ‘Our Flag Means Death’ Trailer, ‘Lessons in Chemistry’ Trailer, ‘Kite Man, Hell Yeah!’ Teaser, ‘Big Mouth’ Premiere Date, ‘Goosebumps’ Trailer, and More!

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Netflix has renewed One Piece for a second season. The live action series is based on the manga of the same name and has been adapted as an anime for over 1,000 episodes. Monkey D. Luffy is a young adventurer who has longed for a life of freedom since he can remember. Luffy sets off from his small village on a perilous journey to find the legendary fabled treasure, One Piece, to become King of the Pirates! But in order to find the ultimate prize, Luffy will need to assemble the crew he’s always wanted before finding a ship to sail, searching every inch of the vast blue seas, outpacing the Marines, and outwitting dangerous rivals at every turn. 

Season two of Our Flag Means Death premieres on Max October 5. The series is based (very) loosely on the true adventures of 18th century would-be pirate Stede Bonnet. After trading the seemingly charmed life of a gentleman for one of a swashbuckling buccaneer, Stede became captain of the pirate ship Revenge. Struggling to earn the respect of his potentially mutinous crew, Stede’s fortunes changed after a fateful run-in with the infamous Captain Blackbeard. To their surprise, the wildly different Stede and Blackbeard found more than friendship on the high seas… they found love. Now, they have to survive it. 

Lessons in Chemistry premieres October 13 on Apple TV+. The limited series, set in the early 1950s follows Elizabeth Zott, whose dream of being a scientist is put on hold in a patriarchal society. When Elizabeth finds herself fired from her lab, she accepts a job as a host on a TV cooking show, and sets out to teach a nation of overlooked housewives – and the men who are suddenly listening – a lot more than recipes. 

Kite Man, Hell Yeah! is coming to Max in 2024. The Harley Quinn spinoff series follows lovable loser Kite Man and his new squeeze Golden Glider moonlight as criminals to support their foolish purchase of Noonan’s, Gotham’s seediest dive bar, where everybody knows your name, but not necessarily your secret identity! 

Season seven of Big Mouth premieres on Netflix October 20. Megan Thee Stallion, Lupita Nyong’o, Stephanie Beatriz, Zazie Beetz, Padma Lakshmi, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Billy Porter, and more are set to guest star in the new season. It will also feature an original song by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The penultimate season follows the now teenage students of Bridgeton middle school as they make their way to high school. Change is the only constant as our characters are faced with a new school, new friends, new adversaries, and new Hormone Monsters.

Goosebumps premieres October 13 on Disney+ and hulu. The chilling new series inspired by R.L. Stine’s worldwide bestselling books follows a group of five high schoolers as they embark on a shadowy and twisted journey to investigate the tragic passing three decades earlier of a teen named Harold Biddle – while unearthing dark secrets from their parents’ past. 

Frasier premieres on Paramount+ October 12 with two episodes. The series was filmed in front of a live studio audience at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. The new series follows Frasier Crane in the next chapter of his life as he returns to Boston with new challenges to face, new relationships to forge and an old dream or two to finally fulfill. Frasier has re-entered the building! 

Prime Video’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith will now premiere in early 2024. The series was originally earmarked for November. Meet the Smiths: Two strangers, John and Jane, who have given up their identities to be thrown together as partners – in espionage and in marriage. Matched by a mysterious agency, each episode follows them on a new mission and new milestone in their relationship. When the cracks begin to show through, they must fight to stay together. Because in this marriage, divorce is not an option. The series stars Donald Glover and Maya Erskine. 

The Star Wars Lando Calrissian project which was originally announced as a TV series will now be developed as a film. Actor Donald Glover, who played Lando in Solo:A Star Wars Story, along with his brother Stephen Glover, are writing the project. 

Spooky adventure series CURSES! premieres on Apple TV+ October 27. When a generations-long family curse turns Alex Vanderhouven to stone, it’s up to his two kids, Pandora and Russ, and his wife Sky, to return artifacts stolen by their ancestors to their rightful homes to finally lift the curse for good.

The UnXplained and The Proof Is Out There premiere on The History Channel October 6. The UnXplained returns with new episodes exploring the world’s most fascinating, strange and inexplicable mysteries. The Proof Is Out There follows veteran TV journalist and host Tony Harris alongside a team of top investigators, researchers, educators and experts as they analyze the most incredible and thought-provoking videos of unexplained phenomena and mysterious must-see moments of all time. 

Season two of Interrupting Chicken premieres September 29 on Apple TV+. Based upon the book series written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein, the series will continue introducing children to the joy of creative writing – starting with a young little chicken named Piper who has a habit of interrupting storytime! Every time Piper hears a story, she can’t help but jump in, ask questions and let her imagination run wild as she tries to fill in details, guess what happens next or insert herself in the middle of the action to help save the day. 

Stop motion series Shape Island returns October 20 on Apple TV+ with a Halloween special. In the standalone special, after Triangle pranks them, Circle and Square celebrate Halloween on their own with all treats and no tricks. The clever, funny and inspiring series takes place on a charming island and invites viewers to join serious Square, intrepid Circle and tricky Triangle on their silly adventures as they dig up some fun, search for answers and build on their friendship – all while learning how to navigate each other’s differences. 

Horror anthology series John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams premieres on Peacock October 13. Each episode will delve into the monstrous evil that lurks beneath the surface of friendly suburbia through the lens of one frightful tale. In addition to firsthand accounts, the episodes will include cinematic reenactments, personal archives, and historic town press coverage. 

Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal season two premieres September 20 on Netflix. The new season will feature first-hand accounts from those who were there the days leading up to and following the murders, giving more insight than ever into that deadly night, including Blanca Turrubiate-Simpson (Former Murdaugh Family Housekeeper) and Mushelle “Shelly” Smith (Caregiver for Libby Murdaugh) – who became some of the most powerful witnesses at the trial – Curtis Edward Smith (aka Cousin Eddie), and Gwen Generette, one of the trial’s jurors. Morgan Doughty, Paul’s ex-girlfriend, Anthony Cook, Paul’s friend, and Valerie Bauerlein, Wall Street Journal reporter, also return. 

Miniseries Nolly will premiere on PBS Masterpiece March 17. Based on the true story of Noele Gordon, one of British TV’s most famous faces in the 60s and 70s, the upcoming, all-new miniseries explores her unceremonious firing, which became front-page news. 

Keke Wyatt’s World premieres on WE tv October 12. The six episode series follows R&B artist Keke Wyatt, as she navigates her demanding singing career along with being a wife, daughter, diva, friend, and mother to 11 children. Having been in the music game for over a decade, Keke is ready to take her career in a new direction with her first new album in over six years while exploring challenges in love and as a mother. With a new baby added to her brood, Keke finds this new path far more difficult than ever before, unable to manage her way to super stardom the way her team would like. 

A new season of Naked and Afraid premieres on Discovery Channel October 15. This season, challenges may vary from 14 to 21 days, but they are just as grueling and raw as ever. Kicking off with back-to-back fan challenges – where ordinary people with little outdoor experience attempt to go from viewer to survivalist – this season features an ICU trauma nurse and a banker who suffered brain damage in a devastating car accident as they embark on a brutal 14-day journey in the wilderness. Despite years of rehabilitation and medical training, hurdles are bound to arise as they attempt to survive extreme temperatures, relentless mosquitoes, and the most venomous snake in Mexico. 

Mud, Sweat and Tears: Premiership Rugby premieres on Prime Video October 12. The series takes fans behind the scenes of a sport like no other to witness the triumph and heartache of elite-level Rugby Union. 

Stop motion special Mickey and Friends Trick or Treats premieres October 2 on Disney+ and hulu. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald and Daisy are trick-or-treating when Donald spies the spookiest mansion he’s ever seen and assumes it has the best treats. After he convinces his friends to risk a visit, the owner, Witch Hazel, casts a spell that turns them into their costumes. 

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

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