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Starz has renewed Power Book III: Raising Kanan for a fourth season ahead of its third season premiere on December 1. Set in the early 1990’s, the third series in the Power Universe tells the origin story of fan favorite character, Kanan Stark, and his entry into the criminal world through his mother, who ruthlessly runs the family’s drug empire. Production on the fourth season will begin this week in New York.

Berlin premieres December 29 on Netflix. The series takes place in the world of Money Heist. During his glory days, Berlin and a masterful gang gather in Paris for one of his greatest plans ever: to steal 44 million euros in jewels in one night.

Season two of Dr. Death premieres on peacock December 21. The eight episode season, based on the podcast, follows “Miracle Man” Paolo Macchiarini, a charming surgeon renowned for his innovative operations. When investigative journalist Benita Alexander approaches him for a story, the line between personal and professional begins to blur, changing her life forever. As she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets, a group of doctors halfway across the world make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything about Paolo into question. The new eight episode season stars Edgar Ramírez, Mandy Moore, Luke Kirby, Ashley Madekwe, and Gustaf Hammarsten.

Under Pressure: The U.S. Women’s World Cup Team premieres December 12 on Netflix. The all-access sports series will allow audiences to intimately follow the U.S. Women’s National Team’s players and coaches and reveal an inside look at the most decorated team in soccer history. Viewers will get a first-hand look at the pressure, the euphoria, the joy, and the hardships that these world-class athletes experience as they strive to capture their third World Cup title in a row. Issues ranging from injury, criticism and doubt, equal pay, and upholding legacies are all brought to light as the narrative unfolds. The series will capture all of the personal and team preparation on the road to the 2023 FIFA World Cup. Throughout their tournament run, audiences will learn how this team stands on the shoulders of those who played before them, and how they continue to break the glass ceiling for equality in sports for women of the future.

Yoh! Christmas premieres December 15 on Netflix. Single, 30 and under pressure, Thando lies to her family that she has a boyfriend. Now she has 24 days to bring one home for Christmas. Can she do it? 

Cartoon Network’s animated movie Craig Before the Creek, based on the series Craig of the Creek will make its debut on Digital platforms from December 11. It will then air on Cartoon Network January 13. It will then be released on DVD March 26. Before he was Craig of the Creek, he was just Craig — a new kid in a new town. All Craig wants is to go back to his old friends at his old home. But when he learns that the nearby creek is hiding a lost treasure that could make his wish come true, Craig sets off on a journey to find it — navigating the perilous suburban wilderness, forging new friendships, all while being pursued by a fearsome band of pirates who are bent on destroying the Creek itself.

A new season of Celebrity IOU premieres January 1 on HGTV. Hollywood A-listers will put into action their deep thanks for special friends and mentors by surprising them with stunning home renovations alongside Drew and Jonathan Scott. The celebrities’ personal stories of gratitude will inspire them to demo through walls and floors, make customized design decisions and ultimately dream big to deliver spectacular home overhauls for the extraordinary people in their lives. Celebrities this season include Mayim Bialik, Sterling K. Brown, Rosario Dawson, Fran Drescher, Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Ray Romano, and Zoe Saldaña. 

Prime Video is looking to expand its The Boys universe even more. The streamer is developing The Boys: Mexico. The new series follows the recent new spinoff series Gen V. 

25th Annual A Home For the Holidays premieres December 22 on CBS. Performances by extraordinary artists including Lauren Daigle, Gavin DeGraw, David Foster & Katharine McPhee, Pentatonix and CeCe Winans will enhance the inspirational adoption stories of several American families. Katharine McPhee also serves as host for the evening. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the special which raises awareness of this important social issue. For the last quarter century, the award-winning special has shined a light on the thousands of American children in foster care and has inspired tens of thousands of adoptions, moving these children into loving forever families. 

Guy Fieri has signed a new three year deal to stay at Food Network. The network will also air new seasons of his series including Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games and Tournament of Champions.

Korean series Moving premieres on hulu December 13 with an English dub. All 20 subtitled episodes are able to stream now. The series tells the story of a group of South Korean special agents working to protect their super-powered children from harm and exploitation at the hands of malicious government agencies. Initially recruited because of their extraordinary abilities to fly, instantly heal and use their enhanced senses in the field, the agents disappeared without a trace after being tasked with carrying out increasingly dubious missions. But with their children now exhibiting similar abilities and a dangerous assassin rapidly picking off super-powered individuals, the parents must leave their peaceful lives behind to become the “monsters” they once were.  

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta returns January 9 on MTV. After an explosive mid-season finale, the juggernaut docu-series returns with all-new episodes focused on healing after last season’s intense division. As the crew moves toward a new renaissance, intent on restoration and renewal, some members realize that the road to healing and finding joy, brings up a host of unresolved trauma including addiction,grief, infertility, abuse, and assault, which causes them to shed their tough exteriors and make way for vulnerability. Rap superstar Saucy Santana joins the series alongside cast members Amy Luciani, Bambi, Erica Banks, Erica Dixon, Jessica White, Karlie Redd, Kendra Robinson, Khaotic, Kirk Frost, Mazi G, Mendeecees, Momma Dee, Rasheeda, Renni Rucci, Scrappy, Shekinah Jo, Sierra Gates, Spice, Yandy, Yung Joc, and ZellSwag. 

The Billion Dollar Goal premieres December 11 on Paramount+. The docuseries traces the extraordinary evolution of soccer in the United States, from its beginnings as an immigrant’s game to the historic moment in 1989 when Paul Caligiuri’s unforgettable goal ended a 40-year World Cup qualification drought. The series, featuring the late acclaimed journalist Grant Wahl as supervising producer, unveils the untold story of the sport’s struggle for recognition in a soccer-skeptical nation as told by Wahl and other prominent voices in American soccer. 

Docuseries John Lennon: Murder Without a Trial premieres December 6 on Apple TV+. The series is a deeply researched examination of John Lennon’s 1980 murder, which shocked and saddened the world. The production was granted extensive Freedom of Information Act requests from the New York City Police Department, the Board of Parole and the District Attorney’s office; and the series includes exclusive interviews including Richard Peterson, a taxi driver who was witness to the shooting; Jay Hastings, a doorman at The Dakota building who heard Lennon’s last words; David Suggs, Chapman’s defense lawyer; Elliot Mintz, a confidant to Lennon and Yoko Ono; and Dr. Naomi Goldstein, the psychiatrist who first assessed Chapman. 

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

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