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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays’ Premiere Date, ‘Black Cake’ Trailer, ‘Messi Meets America’ Premiere Date, ‘Crush’ Trailer, ‘The Graham Norton Show’ Premiere Date, ‘Navajo Police: Class 57’ Trailer, and More!

Host Selena Gomez and the "Cavatelli with Spicy Lobster Sauce", as seen on Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays, Season 5. Photo Credit: Food Network

Selena Gomez invites four culinary superstars to her home in Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays premiering November 30 on Food Network and Max. This year she has invited all-star chefs Eric Adjepong, Alex Guarnaschelli, Michael Symon, and Claudette Zepeda to bring their favorite dishes and culinary wisdom to her home kitchen so they can cook up perfect holiday meals to share with friends and family. Over the course of the four specials, the chefs will walk Selena and her best friend, Raquelle Stevens, through their culinary paces to make the season great.Special guest appearances by Gomez’s Papa, Nana and sister Gracie make this a family affair. 

Black Cake premieres November 1 on hulu with the first three episodes. Based on the book by Charmaine Wilkerson, the series is a family drama wrapped in a murder mystery with a diverse cast of characters and a global setting. The story takes place in Jamaica, Italy, Scotland, England and Southern California. In the late 1960s, a runaway bride named Covey disappears into the surf off the coast of Jamaica and is feared drowned or a fugitive on the run for her husband’s murder. In present day California, a widow named Eleanor Bennett, loses her battle with cancer, leaving her two estranged children, Byron and Benny, a flash drive that holds previously untold stories of her journey from the Caribbean to America. These stories, narrated by Eleanor, shock her children and challenge everything they thought they knew about their family’s origin. 

Docuseries Messi Meets America premieres on Apple TV+ October 11 with the first three episodes. After over twenty unforgettable and record-breaking years of excellence between Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, and winning the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 with the Argentina national football team, Messi made a landmark decision that forever changed the face of soccer in North America by joining Major League Soccer and Inter Miami CF. Now, with unprecedented access to Messi and his new Inter Miami CF family, the series takes viewers behind-the-scenes as the greatest player to ever step on the pitch leads his new team to a Leagues Cup title and beyond. From selling out record crowds across America at breakneck speed, to his incredible last-minute game-winning goal in his very first match, to moments with Messi and his Inter Miami CF teammates, the series chronicles Messi’s immersion in America, the remarkable journey and transformation of Inter Miami CF, and most significantly, the impact he is currently having on soccer in North America as “Messi Mania” crisscrosses the continent. 

Docuseries Crush premieres on Paramount+ October 17. The series is a spine-tingling account of what happened when a Halloween night of celebration turned into a nightmare. More than 100,000 young revelers, who were packed into the narrow bar-lined alleyways of Seoul’s trendy Itaewon neighborhood, became trapped in a mass panic. The toll was astonishing: 159 people, including two American students studying abroad, had suffocated and died that night. Nearly all those who perished were in their twenties. It is told through the eyes of the people who were there: An American student – who convinced her roommate to go out to a bar for the first time – emotionally relives the night that would be her friend’s last; two off-duty American soldiers describe how they pulled often unconscious people from the crowd and tried to save as many as possible; a fashion executive talks about his desperate search for his best friend; and a Korean illustrator, who was buried under dozens of bodies, and now must come to terms with being partially paralyzed. 

A new season of The Graham Norton Show will air weekly on BBC America starting October 5. This week, Graham welcomes queen of pop Kylie Minogue, BAFTA-nominated actor Stephen Graham, actor and writer David Mitchell, comedian Mawaan Rizwan, and singer-songwriter Mae Muller. 

HBO’s docuseries Navajo Police: Class 57 premieres on HBO October 17. Set against the sweeping backdrop of the Navajo Nation, the three part series follows a group of recruits over the course of one year, as they fight their way through the Navajo Police Training Academy and out into the field, where they must contend with rising crime and centuries of neglect to hold their community together. For this cadre, known as Class 57, the pressure is fierce, and the stakes are high as the survival of their sovereign nation depends in part on the success of this academy. 

New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash returns to CBS December 31. The five-hour celebration features live, high-energy performances from country music’s hottest superstars. Thomas Rhett, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Lainey Wilson have been announced as the first performers. Additional information about this year’s lineup of star-studded performers and hosts will be announced at a later date. 

Netflix announced the main cast of its upcoming 2024 Japanese series The Queen of Villains. Karata Erika will take the role of Nagayo Chigusa, and Ayame Goriki will take the role of Lioness Asuka. The series tells the unknown story of Dump Matsumoto, a professional wrestler who spurred the women’s professional wrestling boom with her cult-like popularity and took Japan by storm in the 1980s. Nagayo Chigusa and Lioness Asuka are the members of Crush Gals, a Japanese pro-wrestling tag-team duo who became the pop icon by dominating the television bringing the social phenomenon. 

Season 14 of The Talk will premiere on CBS October 9. The new premiere date comes following the series pulling back on its original premiere during the writers strike. 

Nova Ancient Earth premieres on PBS October 4. The series tells the epic story of our planet, featuring the most dramatic events in Earth’s 4.5-billion-year history, from its birth to the emergence of humanity. It takes viewers on a journey through our planet’s most astonishing moments, beginning with its early years as a volcanic hellscape through the rise of humans. Featuring stunning animation, based on the latest scientific research and an original music score, each of the five episodes brings to life long-lost worlds that ultimately led to the one we know today. 

The 2023 MLB Wild Card Series Presented By Hankook Tire will exclusively air on ESPN platforms starting October 3. ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to broadcast all four, best-of-three series.

ABC has announced its frightfully festive October programming lineup. Cruella will make its broadcast debut during Wonderful World of Disney October 8. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus both celebrate a 30th anniversary milestone this year and will air October 22 and October 29, respectively. Two episodes of The Great Halloween Fright Fight will air on October 22 and October 29. The series features four families per episode who build eye-popping home Halloween displays to compete to win the grand prize. A Shark-O-Ween episode of Shark Tank will air October 27. A Halloween episode of AFV will air October 29. Dancing with the Stars will celebrate Halloween October 31. Live with Kelly and Mark will also air its annual Halloween special October 31. 

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

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