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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Muppets Mayhem’ Canceled, ‘Black Mirror’ Renewed, Prime Video Cancels Three Series, ‘The Way Home’ Premiere Date, ‘Miracle Workers’ Canceled, ‘Extended Family’ First Look, and More!

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Disney+ has canceled The Muppets Mayhem after one season. The musical comedy series followed The Electric Mayhem Band – Dr. Teeth on vocals and keyboards, Animal on drums, Floyd Pepper on vocals and bass, Janice on vocals and lead guitar, Zoot on saxophone and Lips on trumpet – on an epic, music-filled journey to record their first-ever studio album. With the help of a driven young music executive, Nora Singh, the old-school Muppet band comes face-to-face with the current-day music scene as they try to finally record their first studio album. 

Netflix has renewed Black Mirror for a seventh season. Twisted tales run wild in this mind-bending anthology series that reveals humanity’s worst traits, greatest innovations and more.

Prime Video has canceled The Horror of Dolores Roach, With Love, and Harlan Coben’s Shelter. The Horror of Dolores Roach aired one season. With Love aired two seasons. Harlan Coben’s Shelter aired for one season. 

Season two of The Way Home will premiere January 21 on Hallmark Channel. Andie MacDowell, Chyler Leigh, Evan Williams and Sadie Laflamme-Snow reprise their roles from its breakout inaugural season. Season two starts where the shocking season one finale left off and put viewers on the edge of their seats – with Kat exclaiming to Del that she knows what happened to Jacob. As Kat continues her quest to find Jacob and bring him home, mother and daughter uncover unexpected revelations about their origins that bring answers to some questions while new ones are raised. 

TBS has canceled Miracle Workers. The comedic anthology series ran for four seasons. The series starred Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan, Karan Soni and Jon Bass. 

Comedy series Extended Family premieres December 23 on NBC. The series will then make its time period premiere January 2.  Jim and Julia, after an amicable divorce, decide to continue to raise their kids at the family home while taking turns on who gets to stay with them. Navigating the waters of divorce and child-sharing gets more complicated for Jim when Trey, the owner of his favorite sports team, enters the picture and wins Julia’s heart.

Welcome to Samdal-ri premieres December 2 on Netflix. After a scandal shakes her world, a hot shot photographer takes an unexpected detour from the demanding life in Seoul and makes a spontaneous return to her long-avoided Jeju Island hometown. 

Nine young culinary contestants will whip up seasonal treats themed to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Lunar New Year and more in the two-night event, MasterChef Junior: Home for the Holidays! December 10 and December 11. Judges Gordon Ramsay, Aarón Sánchez and Daphne Oz return, and Gordon’s daughter, Tilly Ramsay, joins as a new judge! 

The English dub of anime series Love Flops premieres November 28 on HIDIVE. Asahi Kashiwagi lives the typical life of an average high school student — until the day a TV fortune teller’s predictions come true one after another, culminating in a series of risqué encounters! Destiny draws five beautiful people into Asahi’s path, and he soon receives not one, not two, but five love confessions. Asahi must follow his heart to find which of the five is his perfect match, else his love fortunes may end in an epic flop!

Season thirteen of Off The Air premieres December 18 on adult swim. The four episodes will be titled “Sex”, “Drugs”, “Music” and “Farts”.

Prime Video has ordered Motorheads to series. The coming-of-age ensemble drama stars Ryan Phillippe, Nathalie Kelley, Michael Cimino, and Melissa Collazo. The series is about first love, first heartbreak, and turning the key in your very first car. Set in a once-thriving rust-belt town that’s now searching for a glimmer of hope, it is the adrenaline-filled story of a group of outsiders who form an unlikely friendship over a mutual love of automobiles. And while some characters will be navigating the hierarchy and rules of high school, others will be racing from a dark past. 

Viaplay has set premiere dates for three upcoming docuseries. PARTNAIR: The Forgotten Tragedy premieres December 5. On September 8, 1989, Norway’s largest plane crash claimed fifty-five lives. Bogus parts were blamed for the disaster. This three-part docuseries offers an emotional journey that sheds new light on the biggest Norwegian scandal of its time. WW2 – Saving Norway’s Gold premieres December 12. The documentary series shows how the Norwegian government, through a covert operation, managed to smuggle 49 tons of gold out of the country during Nazi Germany’s invasion of Norway in April 1940. My Life As Lasse Hallström premieres December 19. The two-part docuseries offers a look at Lasse Hallström’s early life and rise as a filmmaker through archive material, Lasse’s own words, and interviews with family, friends and colleagues, including Richard Gere, Tobey Maguire, Lena Olin, Richard Dreyfuss, and more.

The BBC has decided to bench long running series Top Gear. The news comes following an on set crash severely injured host Andrew Flintoff. 

That Clip Show: Holiday Edition will premiere on NBC December 14. Hosted by Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, the fast-paced and lighthearted special features the hosts putting their trademark color commentary to use in a new arena – the world of viral holiday videos. The program blends in-studio banter with real-life moments captured on video, covering everything from winter sports bloopers to holiday surprises and gift-giving mishaps. In the second half of the program, comedians Gina Brillon, Jay Jurden and Alex Kumin will join for some clip-related gameplay. 

Mickey Guyton will deck the halls this holiday season as host of the National Christmas Tree Lighting December 15 on CBS. This beloved American tradition, presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, will feature musical performances by Darren Criss, Samara Joy, Ledisi, Reneé Rapp, St. Vincent, Joe Walsh and Dionne Warwick, singing holiday classics. Guyton will also perform. In addition to the official lighting of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse at The White House and President’s Park in Washington, D.C., the event will include performances by the United States Coast Guard’s Guardians Big Band. This year’s ceremony and official lighting will take place on November 30. 

Max celebrates the holidays with “Holiday Central”, a curated collection full of holiday content. The page features a wide variety of series, films, and more that will surely spread joy and cheer to viewers throughout the holiday season. In addition to celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Elf” this season, viewers can enjoy the holiday spirit with films on Max including “A Christmas Story,” “Holiday Harmony,” “The Polar Express,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” discovery+ Original “A Christmas Open House,” OWN’s “A Chestnut Family Christmas,” plus classic holiday films like “A Christmas Carol,” “Christmas in Connecticut,” “Holiday Affair,” “The Man Who Came To Dinner,” “The Shop Around The Corner,” “Meet Me in St. Louis,” and more. In addition to holiday specific films, Max’s collection will feature the perfect films to watch with the whole family in town, such as “The Lego Movie,” “Paddington 2,” and “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!” If a movie marathon is on the wish list this year, Max subscribers can also enjoy all eight “Harry Potter” films along with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” and “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.” 

Irish romantic comedy series The Lovers premieres December 7 on Sundance Now and AMC+. The series follows Janet, a bad-tempered, hilarious, Belfast supermarket worker who couldn’t give a s–t about much of anything at all, including her life, and Seamus, a handsome, self-centered, political broadcaster with what looks to be a perfect London life and a celebrity girlfriend. When Seamus unexpectedly drops into Janet’s world (literally over the wall and into her backyard) they instantly clash – and yet also find themselves inextricably drawn to each other… 

True crime series Fatal Family Feuds premieres December 2 on Oxygen. The series dives deep into the investigations of gut wrenching homicides committed when smoldering feuds between and within families burst into flames. Hearing directly from surviving family members and friends, along with the investigators who worked the cases, the series focuses specifically on motive, tracing the cause, escalation, and ultimate explosive ending of each fatal family feud. 

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

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