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Your TV Source Roundup: Hulu To Be Fully Disney Operated, New ‘Masters of Illusion’ and ‘World’s Funniest Animals’ Premiere Dates, ‘Dance Moms Reunion’ Announced, ‘After Midnight’ Host Revealed, ‘Sweet Home’ Premiere Date, and More!

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The Walt Disney Company is set to purchase the remaining stake in Hulu from Comcast. The company will acquire the remaining 33% stake. Under the terms of the put/call arrangement, by December 1, Disney expects it will pay NBCU approximately $8.61 billion, representing NBCU’s percentage of the $27.5 billion guaranteed floor value for Hulu that was set when the companies entered into their agreement in 2019 minus the anticipated outstanding capital call contributions payable by NBCU to Disney. Under the appraisal process agreed to by Disney and Comcast, Hulu’s equity fair value will be assessed as of September 30, 2023, and if the value is ultimately determined to be greater than the guaranteed floor value, Disney will pay NBCU its percentage of the difference between the equity fair value and the guaranteed floor value. The deal should be completed in 2024. 

Masters of Illusion and World’s Funniest Animals have been given new premiere dates on The CW, November 6. Originally set to air on Saturdays, the two series were moved to Fridays, before its new date on Mondays.

Lifetime’s Dance Moms Reunion is coming in 2024. Fan favorite dancers and moms from the iconic series, including Chloe Lukasiak, Paige Hyland, Brooke Hyland, JoJo Siwa, Kendall Vertes, and Kalani Hilliker, will return to talk about the good, bad and everything else in between. 

After Midnight, which will take over the 12:37 AM, ET/PT time slot, will premiere on CBS, and be available for streaming on Paramount+ in early 2024. The series will be hosted by Taylor Tomlinson.The series originally aired on Comedy Central for five seasons as @midnight hosted by Chris Hardwick. 

Season two of Sweet Home premieres December 1 on Netflix. A dilapidated baseball stadium serves as the backdrop for the upcoming season’s narrative. The main characters depart from the Green Home, the site of their previous monster battles, and are compelled to venture into the outside world. Survivors have gathered at what is left of the stadium and built a community, but they still cannot let their guard down. The evolving storyline promises heightened anticipation as the characters confront new dangers in different environments, where they have to fight against both external monsters and their own monstrous desires. 

Comedy Central Stand-Up Featuring returns November 1 on Comedy Central’s Stand-Up YouTube Channel. The short-form stand-up series will feature fifteen hilarious new comics with short and sweet sets. Weekly episodes will feature comedy by Tommy Brennan, Ayanna Dookie, Holmes, Grace Kuhlenschmidt, Sam Morrison, Randall Otis, Usama Siddiquee, Ethan Simmons-Patterson, Kate Sisk, Mark Smalls, Chinedu Unaka, Mav Viola, Asha Ward, Eagle Witt and Lucas Zelnick. 

Onimusha premieres November 2 on Netflix. Wandering swordsman Miyamoto Musashi goes on a dangerous journey to fight otherwordly beings called Genma using a weapon infused with demonic powers. The anime is an adaptation of Capcom’s landmark action video game series set in Japan’s historical Warring States period. 

Jinny’s Kitchen: Team Building will premiere on Prime Video November 12. Starring cast members Lee Seo-jin, Jung Yu-mi, Park Seo-jun, Choi Woo-shik, and V of BTS, fans can look forward to more of the trademark fun in these two special episodes. These two episodes feature the cast reuniting to improve team-work and improve communication after previously running a Korean snack restaurant in Bacalar, Mexico. Full of fun team-building exercises and hilarious moments, the special episodes will provide much entertainment and laughs. Producing director Nah Yung-suk contributes to the amusing moments with engaging challenges and games that boost the cast’s competitive spirit. 

True crime docuseries Polish Murder Secrets premieres on Viaplay November 14. Six of the most notable and widely discussed Polish criminal cases in recent history are analyzed with new clues as well as witnesses, investigators, profilers and family. Staring with the court files and filmed on location, each episode shows photos, newspaper articles, or fragments of news videos from the period when the missing person was searched for, the body was found, and the suspect was arrested. The cases involve a brutally murdered married couple, a serial killer, a missing teenager, a married couple buried alive, three murders at a bank, and a mysterious fire that killed an entire family.

Analog Squad premieres December 7 on Netflix. The series is a heartwarming series that follows the twists and turns of a pretend family against the backdrop of a world entering the new millennium. Pond is a middle-aged man who recruits various individuals to form a makeshift family to be with him at his estranged father’s deathbed in an effort to make his dad proud one last time. And it was easy for him to do so, as it was not easy to discover someone’s true identity at that time. Pond ropes in former girlfriend Lily to act as his wife and mother to his fake children, who are actually Keg, a playful teenage employee at a pager company, and Bung, a tomboyish girl who owns a video rental shop. Along the way, the four learn what it means to be a family while pretending to be one. 

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Will Smith, are set to reunite on stage at A Grammy Salute to 50 Years of Hip Hop December 10 on CBS. Previously announced performers included Arrested Development, Big Daddy Kane, Black Sheep, Black Thought, Bun B, Common, Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Digable Planets, DJ Quik, E-40, GloRilla, Gunna, Jeezy, Jermaine Dupri, J.J. Fad, Juvenile, Talib Kweli, The Lady of Rage, Latto, LL COOL J, Luniz, MC Lyte, MC Sha-Rock, Monie Love, The Pharcyde, Queen Latifah, Questlove, Rakim, Remy Ma, Roxanne Shanté, Spinderella, Three 6 Mafia, T.I., Too $hort, 2 Chainz, Uncle Luke, Warren G, YG and Yo-Yo. The special tapes Nov. 8 at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles.

Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Jordan Davis, HARDY, Alan Jackson, Cody Johnson, Post Malone, Mac McAnally, Ashley McBryde, Morgan Wallen, The War And Treaty and Zac Brown Band are set to perform at The 57th Annual CMA Awards airing live from Nashville November 8 on ABC.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off the holiday season live on NBC and Peacock at 8:30 A.M. on November 23. This year the ceremony will be adding an extra half-hour of festivities for the first time ever. The Parade, which begins on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, ends at Macy’s Herald Square flagship. The 97th edition of the Parade will include an exciting lineup of featured giant character balloons, fantastic floats, the finest marching bands from across the country, dynamic performance groups, imaginative clowns, the nation’s biggest musical talent and the one-and-only Santa Claus. 

Celebrate the HULUdays with new premieres and iconic seasonal favorites November and December. It will feature premieres of “A Christmas Frequency,” “Reporting for Christmas,” “The Jingle Bell Jubilee,” and “Meet Me Under the Mistletoe,” as well as iconic anniversaries for “Elf” (20th Anniversary), “Die Hard” (35th Anniversary), Four Christmases” (15th Anniversary), “Jack Frost” (25th Anniversary) and much more! Be sure to check out classics from Huludays-past including “Happiest Season,” “Menorah in the Middle,” FX’s “A Christmas Carol” and more. 

Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool premieres on Netflix November 21. The special is a taping of Birbiglia’s sold out and critically acclaimed Broadway show. The show takes on life’s big questions: why are we here? What’s next? Exactly how much chlorine are they putting in the YMCA pool? 

Docuseries Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story premieres November 15 on hulu. Go behind the scenes of this Formula 1 fairytale with the people who were there – on the track, in the garage and the boardroom – giving their own recounts of this miraculous year. With access to the F1 archives – much of it previously unseen – the four episode series hosted by Keanu Reeves brings you along for the ride to victory, led by British F1 driver Jenson Button and Ross Brawn. 

Two part special Beyond the Battlefield premieres on The History Channel November 11. The special features appearances by both Peyton Manning and professional skateboarder Tony Hawk and provides an immersive, in-depth look at the United States military. Featuring archival footage, insightful interviews with active-duty military members, renowned experts, and historians, it takes a closer look at crucial moments in the history of the U.S. Army Special Forces, as well as Marine and Naval Aviation. 

“25 Days of Christmas” returns on Freeform December 1. Pour yourself some hot cocoa, grab a cozy blanket and settle in for a month’s worth of cozy movie nights with your loved ones. Christmas favorites set to air include “Home Alone,” “The Santa Clause” trilogy, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000), as well as beloved classics like “Frosty the Snowman,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and more.

The Bad Guys: A Very Bad Holiday premieres November 30 on Netflix. The special is a continuation of the film narrative that follows several reformed yet misunderstood villains known as Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, Mr. Shark, and Ms. Tarantula. The five tire of a life of crime and decide to live their lives as forces of good.

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

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