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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Hilda’ Final Season Trailer, ‘Criminal Record’ Trailer, ‘Griselda’ Trailer, ABC To Air ‘Only Murder in the Building’, ‘Swagger’ Canceled, ‘The Oscars’ To Air Earlier, and More!

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The third and final season of Hilda premieres December 7 on Netflix. Fearless, free-spirited Hilda is back for one final adventure full of mythical creatures, magic, family, and friends.

Criminal Record premieres January 10 on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes. The series is a powerful, character-driven thriller set in the heart of contemporary London. An anonymous phone call draws two brilliant detectives into a confrontation over an old murder case – one a young woman in the early stages of her career, the other a well-connected man determined to protect his legacy. 

Limited series Griselda premieres January 25 on Netflix. The series is inspired by the life of the savvy and ambitious Griselda Blanco, who created one of the most profitable cartels in history. In 1970s-80s Miami, Blanco’s lethal blend of unsuspected savagery and charm helped her expertly navigate between business and family, leading her to become widely known as “the Godmother.” 

The first season of hulu’s Only Murder in the Building will air on ABC starting January 2. Three episodes will air from 9-11 for three weeks. The finale episode will air January 23 at 9. The series will follow Celebrity Jeopardy! at 8, returning in 2024 on its new night. The series follows three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building, which stretch back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realize a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late. 

Apple TV+ has canceled Swagger after two seasons. Inspired by NBA superstar Kevin Durant’s experiences, the series explored the world of youth basketball, and the players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption. Off the court, the show reveals what it’s like to grow up in America.

The Oscars will air live coast to coast on March 10, in a new earlier timeslot 7:00-10:30 p.m. EDT/4:00-7:30 p.m. PDT. A 30-minute pre-show will lead into the live show 6:30-7:00 p.m. EDT/3:30-4:00 p.m. PDT. Immediately following, ABC will air an original episode of comedy series Abbott Elementary

Kids Baking Championship returns January 1 on Food Network. For the first time, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman welcome a dozen kid bakers to take on baking challenges inspired by the best parts of the school year. Throughout the ten-episode competition, the young bakers must create the latest dessert trends and most popular sweets in difficult challenges with a school twist. From picture day portrait cakes to blondies that celebrate the most popular recess game, hopscotch, and to cafeteria lunch dessert imposters, they must showcase their baking knowledge by making the most delicious and visually-stunning treats imaginable. Only one incredible young baker will become head of the class and graduate with a $25,000 grand prize, a spot in Food Network Magazine, and the title of Kids Baking Champion. 

Chicago Fire star Alberto Rosende will be departing the series during the season twelve premiere January 17 on NBC. Rosende originally joined the series during season eight. Series star Kara Killmer was also previously announced to be leaving the series as well. Taylor Kinney will also be returning to the series after taking some time off. 

Holiday episodes of Lingo and Loteria Loca will air December 24 on CBS. In a festive twist, RuPaul dons his holiday best where contestants compete in a winter wonderland filled with holiday-inspired superlingos and thrilling gameplay. Host Jaime Camil offers a registered nurse and a retired firefighter the chance to win $1 million. 

Renegade Nell will premiere Spring 2024 on Disney+. Nell, a quick-witted and courageous young woman who finds herself framed for murder and unexpectedly becomes the most notorious highwaywoman in 18th Century England. But when a magical spirit called Billy Blind appears, Nell realizes her destiny is bigger than she ever imagined. 

A&E expands the Secrets Of franchise with new documentary series Secrets of Polygamy, premiering January 8. The series exposes the shocking realities of life within the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), the Kingston clan or The Order also known officially as the Davis County Cooperative Society, and the Apostolic United Brethren (AUB). Through in-depth interviews with former members and exclusive photos and audio, investigator Matt Browning attempts to shine a light on these groups where powerful men hold sway over thousands through fear and absolute rule.

MSNBC is making changes to its weekend lineup. A new panel show titled The Weekend will premiere January 13. The panel will consist of Symone Sanders-Townsend, Alicia Menendez and Michael Steele. Mehdi Hasan and Yasmin Vossoughian will no longer host shows. Shows hosted by Ali Velshi, Jen Psaki, Al Sharpton, and Richard Lui will remain the same with Ayman Mohyeldin, Alex Witt, Jonathan Capehart, and Katie Phang shifting timeslots. 

The CW will air the 2023 Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl live from Arizona Stadium in Tucson December 30. Now in its eighth year, the game features two bowl-eligible teams from the Mountain West Conference and Mid-American Conference. It will feature some of Barstool’s biggest content creators calling the game – including Dave Portnoy, Dan “Big Cat” Katz, and Jake Marsh. Caleb Pressley and Adam “Rone” Ferrone will serve as sideline reporters. Participating teams will be announced at a later date. 

The Manny will premiere December 24 on Netflix. Jimena juggles trying to keep her life in order. Between raising her three children, competing for the company’s presidency, and dealing with her (almost) ex-husband, she has her hands full. She then meets Gaby, a charming rancher who unexpectedly turns out to be the best nanny for her children. Unexpectedly, Gabriel and Jimena will fall in love without minding stereotypes about gender roles. 

YouTube premiered a brand-new episode of Flowers, the 3-part series that explores Black creativity, the culture behind YouTube trends, and the untold stories of Black Creators on the global platform. The episode spotlights popular Creator Nyma Tang (1.35M subscribers), as she gets the flowers she deserves, here and now, for her series “The Darkest Shade,” which sparked a conversation on YouTube around the need for inclusion in the beauty industry. From amplifying the urgency for greater beauty diversity to sharing the true stories of Black Creators behind everyone’s favorite beauty trends, Tang authentically shares her perspective and voice for greater change.

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

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