ABC has canceled The Wonder Years after two seasons. The followup series was set to air at midseason but was held for the summer. The series was a coming-of-age story set in the late 1960s that took a nostalgic look at a black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, through the point of view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean. With the wisdom of his adult years, Dean’s hopeful and humorous recollections show how his family found their “wonder years” in a turbulent time.
The English dub of Management of a Novice Alchemist (Shinmai Renkinjutsushi no Tenpo Keiei) will premiere on HIDIVE September 30. Orphaned Sarasa just graduated from the Royal Alchemist Academy! As a graduation present, her teacher gifts her a house she can use as a storefront— but Sarasa’s dilapidated new digs are beyond far-flung. Stuck in the middle of nowhere with a business to run and supplies to gather from a very dangerous natural world, Sarasa has her work cut out for her as she transmutes this bad location into a golden opportunity!
Netflix has renewed Missing: Dead or Alive? for a second season. The true crime docuseries follow officers from a South Carolina sheriff’s department as they urgently search for individuals who’ve disappeared under troubling circumstances.
The continuation of anime series Sasaki and Miyano will premiere on Crunchyroll September 28. The new original video animation (OVA), Sasaki and Miyano: Graduation, is set after the events of the series, Sasaki and Miyano are now navigating the new stage of their relationship while Sasaki prepares for his graduation.
Comedy special Joe Pera: Slow & Steady premieres on YouTube October 6. The special was filmed in June at The Opera House of Williamsburg. Pera’s first ever stand-up special is based on the last year and half of his tour.
Docuseries True Crime Story: Citizen Detective premieres on SundanceTV, AMC+ and Sundance Now October 12. The six episode series tells the gripping stories of everyday citizens who have solved or are attempting to solve a murder. Each episode focuses on an individual citizen detective – or a group working together – and the case that they’re consumed by, unpacking the details of the case and exploring the psyches of those who simply need to know what happened and why?
Fat Joe will return as host of BET Hip Hop Awards 2023. Taped from Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, GA, on October 3, the broadcast premiere will air on October 10, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET. This year’s show continues the celebration of hip hop’s 50th anniversary by bringing together the hottest names in music, from emerging artists to pioneering acts who have made a cultural impact through the genre. The official BET Hip Hop Awards 2023 nominations, selected by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders, performers, and presenters, were announced last week, with 21 Savage and Cardi B leading this year’s nominations with an outstanding 12 nods each.
Monster High 2 will premiere on Paramount+ and Nickelodeon October 5. The sequel follows Clawdeen Wolf, Draculaura and Frankie Stein as they enter sophomore year at Monster High. The power of three is put to the test as they face even bigger challenges this year – new students, new powers, evolving friendships, and an even bigger threat that could not only tear their friendship apart, but could change the world forever. The movie will also introduce new character Toralei, a feisty British were-cat, back after a year abroad in Scaris, France. The Monster High animated series will also return on Nickelodeon this fall. The franchise seeks to foster a more accepting world where everyone is proud to be their authentic self, which is more relevant than ever. Today, Monster High is back with a reimagined set of fangtastic characters reflected in a new set of dolls, accessories, apparel, costumes and more, inspired by the original ghouls for a new generation that embraces what makes them unique and rallies people everywhere to express themselves.
Paramount+’s New York Comic Con lineup will feature fan-favorite series and franchises alongside exclusive, never-before-seen content, first-look reveals and a special advance screening. Series include Star Trek: Lower Decks and Evil as well as the upcoming movie Good Burger 2.
The Yellowjackets Season 2 Official Soundtrack: Music from the Original Series is out now on all streaming platforms. It includes the new single “Sit Right Down” performed by John Cameron Mitchell, Elijah Wood, Craig Wedren and Anna Waronker. It also features “No Return (Extended Version)” the previously released track by Alanis Morissette. Yellowjackets Season 2 Official Soundtrack: Music from the Original Series will be released in CD format on September 22 and in 2LP Black & Gold Vinyl edition formats on October 27. There will also be a limited D2C Deluxe ‘Rune’ 2LP Black & Yellow Splatter Vinyl edition, and a retail exclusive ‘Alternative Cover ‘Teen Queen’ 2LP Edition available in the coming months.