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Your TV Source Roundup: NBC Renews ‘Found’ and ‘The Irrational’, ‘Bob Hearts Abishola’ Final Season, ‘One Day’ Premiere Date, ‘Godfather of Harlem’ Renewed, ‘Ted’ Trailer, ‘A Very Demi Holiday Special’ Trailer, and More!

FOUND -- "Missing While Scamming" Episode 109 -- Pictured: Shanola Hampton as Gabi Mosely -- (Photo by: Steve Swisher/NBC)

NBC has renewed Found and The Irrational for second seasons. In any given year, more than 600,000 people are reported missing in the U.S. More than half that number are people of color that the country seems to forget about. Public relations specialist Gabi Mosely – who was once herself one of those forgotten ones – and her crisis management team now make sure there is always someone looking out for the forgotten missing people. But unbeknownst to anyone, this everyday hero is hiding a chilling secret of her own. The Irrational follows world-renowned professor of behavioral science Alec Mercer as he lends his unique expertise on an array of high-stakes cases involving governments, law enforcement and corporations. His insight and unconventional approach to understanding human behavior lead him and the team on a series of intense, unexpected journeys to solve illogical puzzles and perplexing mysteries. 

The upcoming fifth season of Bob Hearts Abishola will be its final season. Season five kicks off February 12 with the series finale set for May 13. The series is a love story about Bob, a middle-aged compression sock businessman from Detroit who unexpectedly fell for his cardiac nurse, Abishola, a Nigerian immigrant, while recovering from a heart attack, and set his sights on winning her over. Undaunted by Abishola’s lack of initial interest or the vast differences in their backgrounds, Bob was determined to win her heart, and eventually married her, in this comedic examination of immigrant life in America. The series stars Billy Gardell and Folake Olowofoyeku.

One Day premieres February 8 on Netflix. Based on the novel by David Nicholls, the fourteen episode limited series tells the story of Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew who, on 15th July 1988, the night of their graduation, speak for the very first time. The next morning, they go their separate ways but where will they be on this one ordinary day the next year, and the year after that, and every year that follows? Each episode finds Dex and Em, one year older, on this one particular date, as they grow and change, move together and apart, experience joy and heartbreak.

MGM+ has renewed Godfather of Harlem for a fourth season. In the new season, Bumpy Johnson continues his bloody war for control of Harlem against New York’s Mafia families, while contending with the emergence of a potential rival in newly arrived Black gangster Frank Lucas. After Malcolm X’s tragic death, Bumpy must also grapple with his daughter Elise’s involvement with the Black Panthers.  Starring Forest Whitaker, the ten episode season will go into production next year in New York. 

Prequel event series Ted will premiere on Peacock January 11. It’s 1993, and Ted the bear’s moment of fame has passed. He’s now living back home in Framingham, Massachusetts with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett, along with John’s parents, Matty and Susan and cousin Blaire. Ted may be a lousy influence on John, but at the end of the day, he’s a loyal pal who’s always willing to go out on a limb for friendship.

A Very Demi Holiday Special premieres December 8 on The Roku Channel. Starring Demi Lovato, the heartwarming, captivating special will feature music and plenty of out-of-this-world surprises. Celebrity guests include JoJo, Hailey Bieber, Rich Eisen, Tiffany Haddish, Paris Hilton, and Trixie Mattel. 

NBC has announced the final Saturday Night Live hosts and musical guests for 2023. Hosting December 9 will be Adam Driver, returning for a fourth time as host. Olivia Rodrigo will serve as musical guest for the second time. Former cast member Kate McKinnon will host the December 15 episode. Billie Eilish will serve as musical guest for the third time. They join previously announced Emma Stone who will host for the fifth time on the December 2 episode with musical guest Noah Kahan. 

FX’s global event series Shogun premieres February 27 on hulu. The ten episode limited series is an adaptation of James Clavell’s novel. Set in Japan in the year 1600 at the dawn of a century-defining civil war, Lord Yoshii Toranaga is fighting for his life as his enemies on the Council of Regents unite against him. When a mysterious European ship is found marooned in a nearby fishing village, its English pilot, John Blackthorne, comes bearing secrets that could help Toranaga tip the scales of power and devastate the formidable influence of Blackthorne’s own enemies – the Jesuit priests and Portuguese merchants. Toranaga’s and Blackthorne’s fates become inextricably tied to their translator, Toda Mariko, a mysterious Christian noblewoman and the last of a disgraced line. While serving her lord amidst this fraught political landscape, Mariko must reconcile her newfound companionship with Blackthorne, her commitment to the faith that saved her and her duty to her late father. 

Luke Mitchell has been cast in the upcoming ninth season of Chicago Med. Mitchell will play an Emergency Department doctor who has history with Dr. Charles. The series returns January 17 on NBC. 

Tracker premieres February 11 on CBS. The series stars Justin Hartley as Colter Shaw, a lone-wolf survivalist who roams the country as a reward seeker, using his expert tracking skills to help private citizens and law enforcement solve all manner of mysteries while contending with his own fractured family. It is based on the bestselling novel “The Never Game” by Jeffery Deaver. 

Elle King and Rachel Smith will return to host New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash, a star-studded entertainment special airing December 31 on CBS. King also joins the performance lineup and will play her hits live from the Bicentennial Mall stage. the star-studded entertainment special will feature nearly 50 high-energy performances by country music’s hottest superstars, including Thomas Rhett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lainey Wilson and more. The five-hour broadcast will cross multiple time zones, with the traditional countdown at midnight, ET, culminating with the renowned Nashville music note drop and fireworks at midnight, CT. Additional performers and information will be announced at a later date. 

The Real Housewives of Orange County star Taylor Armstrong will not be returning for season eighteen. Armstrong was the first Housewife to crossover to a different series. She originally starred in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

ESPN today announced updates to its NBA game schedules for two dates in December. On December 6, the San Antonio Spurs and Victor Wembanyama will visit the Minnesota Timberwolves and Anthony Edwards at 7:30 p.m. ET. At 10 p.m., the defending NBA Champion Denver Nuggets and Nikola Jokić will visit the LA Clippers and Kawhi Leonard. In addition, on December 8, the LA Clippers will visit the Utah Jazz at 10 p.m. on ESPN.

NASCAR has struck new seven year deals with Fox and NBC as well as new partners TNT and Prime Video. For NBC, the final 14 NASCAR Cup Series races – including the Championship Race and Playoffs – will continue to be presented annually across a combination of NBC, USA Network, and Peacock. Fox will also continue airing 14 games, including the Daytona 500. Prime Video will be the home of five NASCAR Cup Series races in the early summer. NBC will air five NASCAR Cup Series races each Summer, airing in consecutive weeks on TNT and B/R Sports Add-On on Max. Additionally, truTV and Max will exclusively simulcast the second half of the NASCAR Cup Series practices and qualifying sessions each season. 

Paramount+ announced it is the exclusive streaming benefit for AARP members, offering a 10% discount on the premium streaming service. Starting today, all AARP members are eligible for ongoing discounted plans for both the Paramount+ Essential and Paramount+ with SHOWTIME plans, which offers access to premium originals, thousands of popular series, hundreds of blockbuster films, live championship sports and breaking news. 

Coach Prime returns for season two December 7 on Prime with the first two episodes. The docuseries transports fans inside the locker room and onto the field of Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders’ University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) football program for the 2023 season. This year, Coach Prime and the Buffs have shaken up the college football landscape yet again, placing CU Boulder at the center of the sports world. Season Two will document Sanders’ first full season at CU Boulder, as he embarks on a journey of building success and works to transform the program in a short amount of time. Sons Shilo and Shedeur Sanders join their father in Colorado, along with their former Jackson State University teammate Travis Hunter, for a new season that features never-before-seen footage that welcomes viewers behind the scenes of the most exciting story in college sports this year. 

Season two of Dubai Bling premieres December 13 on Netflix. New relationships, new love and plenty of new drama as Dubai’s favorite frenemies ball out and fall out in epic fashion.

LOL: Last One Laughing Ireland premieres January 19 on Prime Video. The series will feature some of Ireland’s biggest and best comedic talent: Aisling Bea, Amy Huberman, Catherine Bohart, David McSavage, Deirdre O’Kane, Emma Doran, Jason Byrne, Martin Angolo, Paul Tylak, and Tony Cantwell. Using his trademark wit, host Graham Norton will oversee the 10 comedic stars, brought together to make each other laugh by using every unpredictable comedic tool in the box … without cracking a smile themselves. With the added bonus of some celebrity cameos, their performances will have viewers – but hopefully not their fellow stars – laughing out loud. As the clock counts down and the tension rises, whoever can outlast their competitors will be crowned the first winner and win a grand prize of €50,000 for their charity of choice. 

TMZ’s Merry Elfin’ Christmas premieres December 5 on Fox. Some of the biggest celebs in Hollywood are taking over TMZ for the holidays! Unwrap light-hearted laughs and fond memories from 2023 with TMZ’s third annual look back at the year’s top stories. Join Harvey Levin, the TMZ team and a host of celebrity guests including Shaq, Tiffany Haddish, Bill Maher, Kyle Richards, Mark Cuban and Gavin DeGraw. 

Pokémon Horizons: The Series premieres February 23 on Netflix. Prepare for an all-new journey with Liko and Roy as they travel with new friends and adorable Pokémon across different regions. 

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

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