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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Echo’ Trailer, ‘Below Deck’ Premiere Date, ‘Life After Lockup’ Sneak Peak, ‘The Apothecary Diaries’ English Dub Premiere Date, Bravo Renews Series, and More!

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Marvel’s Echo will premiere January 10 on Disney+ (and on hulu through April 9). All five episodes will premiere at once. The series follows Maya Lopez as she is pursued by Wilson Fisk’s criminal empire. When the journey brings her home, she must confront her own family and legacy.

Season eleven of Below Deck premieres on Bravo February 5. Capt. Kerry Titheradge crosses over from Below Deck Adventure to helm M/Y St. David. Additionally, Chief Stew Fraser Olender and lead deckhand Ben Willoughby return for the new season. New crew members include Chef Anthony Iracane, Bosun Jared Woodin, deckhands Marie “Sunny” Marquis and Kyle Stillie and stews Cat Baugh, Xandi Olivier and Barbie Pascual. 

A new season of Life After Lockup premieres on WE tv December 1. After being introduced on Love After Lockup, Life After Lockup follows nine former inmates and their significant others as they navigate their journey in the outside world and attempt to avoid the risks of returning to lifestyles that would violate their parole. This season takes us on a wild ride as lovers juggle growing pains, family, marriage, and emotional challenges in the real world. Can these couples stay together and build a life outside prison walls? 

The English dub of The Apothecary Diaries will premiere November 4 on Crunchyroll. The first three episodes will be released at once. Maomao lived a peaceful life with her apothecary father. Until one day, she’s sold as a lowly servant to the emperor’s palace. But she wasn’t meant for a compliant life among royalty. So when imperial heirs fall ill, she decides to step in and find a cure! This catches the eye of Jinshi, a handsome palace official who promotes her. Now, she’s making a name for herself solving medical mysteries!

Bravo has renewed The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Below Deck Mediterranean, Below Deck Down Under, Below Deck Sailing Yacht and Summer House for new seasons. Season eleven of Vanderpump Rules will premiere in January. The series follows the former SURvers as they pick up the pieces following a scandal that sent shockwaves through the zeitgeist. With resentments, acceptance and shifting alliances, this group attempts to navigate the lines drawn in the sand while rebuilding friendships, developing their businesses and healing from past relationships. The cast includes Lisa Vanderpump, Ariana Madix, James Kennedy, Katie Maloney, Lala Kent, Scheana Shay, Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz, along with friends Ally Lewber and Brock Davies. Rachel Leviss will not be returning to the series. Additionally, season two of The Real Housewives of Dubai will welcome new Housewife Taleen Marie, who joins returning cast members Sara Al Madani, Chanel Ayan, Caroline Brooks, Lesa Milan and Caroline Stanbury. Peacock will also now be the home of uncensored versions of all future Bravo reunions. The uncensored reunions will stream on Peacock the day following their Bravo airdate. 

Willie Nelson’s 90th Birthday Celebration will air December 17 on CBS. The concert special will honor the legendary career of music icon Willie Nelson. The star-studded special, recorded live earlier this year across two nights before a sold-out crowd at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, celebrates Nelson’s milestone 90th birthday and his contributions to popular culture and music. This historic concert event of the year features unforgettable collaborations and once-in-a-lifetime performances by Willie Nelson, Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Sheryl Crow, Snoop Dogg, Norah Jones, Miranda Lambert, Dave Matthews, Nelson’s sons Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson, Keith Richards, George Strait and Chris Stapleton. The special is hosted by stars Jennifer Garner, Chelsea Handler, Woody Harrelson, Ethan Hawke, Helen Mirren and Owen Wilson. 

Stranger Things Day is November 6. On November 6, 1983, Will Byers went missing in Hawkins, Indiana. Long after the town gave up the search, his friends kept looking… and discovered a mysterious girl known only by a number: Eleven. She was alone, hunted, and extremely powerful. Eleven would stop at nothing to help them find their friend. Fans celebrate on the special day to share their love for the world of Stranger Things. Netflix will be looking back at the first four seasons, offering new teases on their social channels, unveiling limited edition merchandise online and in brick-and-mortar stores around the world and more! Season 5 was announced as the final season of Stranger Things with additional projects in the universe in the works, including: Stranger Things: The First Shadow live on stage in London’s West End along with an untitled animated spinoff series. 

Josh Andrés Rivera, Patrick Schwarzenegger, and Lindsay Mendez have been cast in season one of FX’s American Sports Story. The first season of the anthology series will follow the story of Aaron Hernandez and be an adaptation of the podcast Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc. Rivera will play Aaron Hernandez, Schwarzenegger will play Tim Tebow, and Mendez will play Tanya Singleton. 

The BBC has renewed the UK version of The Traitors for a third season. The renewal comes ahead of the second season premiere. 

ABC will celebrate The 57th Annual CMA Awards with special programming leading up to the live event, November 8. On The Red Carpet: Countdown to the CMA Awards will air November 4 and November 5. Dolly Parton: From Rhinestones to Rock & Roll will air November 7. CMA Award nominee Jordan Davis will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live November 6, and CMA Award nominee Jelly Roll will appear on November 8. Good Morning America returns to Nashville for special CMA Awards coverage with Lara Spencer on November 8 and November 9. CMA Award nominee Megan Moroney will perform on GMA 3: What You Need To Know Wednesday, Nov. 8. On The Red Carpet Live At The CMA Awards will air November 8 leading into the main show. 

During the 2023-24 college basketball season, FOX Sports will feature over 330 games across the FOX Sports family of networks and digital platforms. The network’s coverage is anchored by the sport’s top voices and highlighted by FOX Primetime Hoops, a special package of highly anticipated Saturday night matchups featured on the FOX broadcast network.  FOX Sports’ season tips off November 6, with exclusive whip-around coverage showing live look-ins of seven Big East contests with limited commercials during the Big East Opening Night Tip-Off at 6:30 PM ET on FS1.

After The Blast: The Will To Survive premieres on ABC November 10. The special chronicles ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff’s emotional journey back to Iraq, where a split-second event changed his life forever. In early 2006, then-anchor Woodruff was reporting in war-torn Iraq when a horrific roadside bombing nearly took his life. He made it home after receiving lifesaving care from the U.S. military, but the attack left him with a traumatic brain injury and an extensive and painstaking recovery. Now, almost 20 years later, Woodruff returns to the explosion site for the very first time to an area once known as the “Triangle of Death,” with his son, Mack, by his side. There, Woodruff reunites with the Iraqis who worked alongside the American troops to help save him as he retraces his 72 hours on the ground in 2006 and reexamines the implications of this war. Woodruff comes face-to-face with his past, talks candidly about the painful lessons he’s learned, and looks ahead to the future as he pursues his post-war mission to ensure no wounded veteran is left behind. 

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

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