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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Unstable’ Renewed, ‘Harley Quinn’ Renewed, ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ Trailer, ‘Ted’ Premiere Date, ‘Mary & George’ Moves To Starz, ‘Love Island USA’ Renewed, and More!

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Netflix has renewed Unstable for a second season. Ellis Dragon is a universally admired, eccentric, narcissist-adjacent biotech entrepreneur working to make the world a better place. He’s also in emotional free-fall. His son Jackson Dragon is… none of those things. Can Jackson save Ellis and his company and salvage their estranged relationship while also doing what may actually be impossible: escaping the shadow of his larger-than-life father? 

Max has renewed adult animated series Harley Quinn for a fifth season. This biting and uproarious adult animated comedy follows Harley Quinn as she strikes out on her own following her breakup with The Joker. With help from Poison Ivy and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, Harley attempts to work her way into the Legion of Doom, before an identity crisis sends her on a larger quest to find her true place in Gotham City. With appearances by DC’s most notorious characters and featuring a notable voice cast, including Christopher Meloni, Ron Funches, JB Smoove, Tony Hale, and others, the series showcases the titular antiheroine’s killer journey from girlfriend to leading lady. 

Percy Jackson and the Olympians premieres December 20 with the first two episodes on Disney+. The series tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound divine powers when the sky god, Zeus, accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. With help from his friends Grover and Annabeth, Percy must embark on an adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus. 

Ted premieres on Peacock January 11 with all seven episodes. In this comedic prequel event series to the Ted films, 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. 

Mary & George will premiere on Starz in 2024. Based on a scandalous true story, the seven-part limited series stars Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine. The series is about a treacherous mother and son who schemed, seduced and killed to conquer the Court of England and the bed of King James I. Moore plays Mary Villiers, Countess of Buckingham, who in 17th century England molded her beautiful son, George, to seduce King James I and become his all-powerful lover. Through outrageous scheming, the pair rose from humble beginnings to become one of the richest, most titled and influential players the English court had ever seen, and the King’s most trusted advisors. Galitzine plays her son, George Villiers, a naïve romantic who alongside his ruthless mother was prepared to stop at nothing to get to the top. The series was originally set to air on AMC. 

Peacock has renewed Love Island USA for two more seasons. The series brings together a group of sexy singles on a search for love in a beautiful villa. Throughout their stay in a tropical oasis, Islanders couple up to face brand new heart-racing challenges and bigger twists and turns than ever before. Spinoff series Love Island Games is currently airing its first season. The new series brings together fan-favorite Islanders from the UK, USA, AUS, and beyond for a second shot at love. 

Season two of The Envoys (Los Enviados) premieres December 7 on Paramount+. Priests Pedro Salinas and Simón Antequera delve into a web of mystery and murder in a Galician convent. With three blind nuns bearing witness to a supposed miracle, the battle between lies and faith escalates. As they probe deeper, tragedy strikes with the sudden demise of their host Joaquin. Now entangled in a dual investigation, the priests confront not only the mystical, but also a much earthlier truth. As the battle between deceit and faith escalates, this season promises an electrifying fusion of mystery, murder and heart-pounding thrills. 

Mr. & Mrs. Smith premieres February 2 on Prime Video with all eight episodes. In this version of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, two lonely strangers land jobs working for a mysterious spy agency that offers them a glorious life of espionage, wealth, world travels, and a dream brownstone in Manhattan. The catch? New identities in an arranged marriage as Mr. and Mrs. John and Jane Smith. Now hitched, John and Jane navigate a high-risk mission every week while also facing a new relationship milestone. Their complex cover story becomes even more complicated when they catch real feelings for each other. What’s riskier: espionage or marriage? 

Sand Land: The Series, a new Japanese anime from the creator of Dragon Ball is coming to hulu Spring 2024. Viewers are transported to a world where the water supply is all but dried up, with the small amount remaining controlled by a greedy king. Tired of suffering under the king’s rule, Sheriff Rao reaches out to Sand Land’s demons for help, and together they set off on a journey to discover the “Legendary Spring”. An exciting retelling of the hit 2023 Sand Land movie, the series will build upon the movie’s original universe, telling new stories featuring the beloved Fiend Prince Beelzebub, Sheriff Rao, and Thief. 

The English dub of Phantom of the Idol (Kami Kuzu☆Idol) premieres November 23 on HIDIVE. Yuya is one half of the idol duo ZINGS, but his supreme laziness (not to mention his disdain for idol fans in general) has him on the brink of getting blacklisted from the business. In a chance backstage encounter, he meets the spectral Asahi, the ghost of a former idol who’s eager to stage her own comeback by any means necessary… including possessing Yuya’s willing body! Is their zany partnership a match made in heaven, or is it pure idol hell?

Roku has ordered celebrity talk series What Drives You hosted by John Cena. Cena will hit the road with his celebrity friends in their favorite vehicles that hold a special meaning to them. In each episode, he’ll hitch a ride with a new guest for an in-depth interview and curiosity-fueled excursion, as they discuss a wide variety of both laugh-out-loud and deeply personal topics, all the while reminiscing about some of the guest’s favorite memories associated with their prized ride. 

FX has ordered English Teacher to series. The comedy starring Brian Jordan Alvarez follows a high school teacher in Austin who’s trying to balance the competing demands of the students and their parents in a world where the r-ules seem to change every day. 

Kara Killmer will be exiting Chicago Fire during the upcoming twelfth season. Killmer has been with the NBC drama series since season three. 

Netflix has renewed reality series Selling Sunset for an eighth season. The elite agents at The Oppenheim Group sell the luxe life to affluent buyers in LA. Relationships are everything, and that often means major drama.

Hallmark Channel has canceled Ride after one season. The series is a multigenerational family ensemble following the lives of the McMurrays, part of a rodeo dynasty going back a generation, as they struggle to keep their beloved ranch afloat. After a tragic loss, each character embarks on an empowering journey of transformation and self-discovery while also uncovering a twisted web of secrets, threatening to tear the family and their small Colorado town apart at the seams. 

Married to Real Estate returns for a new season on HGTV December 28. Power couple Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson will help more Atlanta families buy houses with potential and transform them into breathtaking dream homes. Egypt, a real estate broker and designer, and her husband Mike, an expert builder, will continue to inspire fans and keep it fun while they run successful property businesses, manage a home and raise three daughters. Egypt will apply her extensive real estate and financial knowledge to find clients affordable options in their ideal neighborhoods that can be reimagined with her custom design plans. Mike and his team will then maximize the budget and troubleshoot any construction issue to deliver stunning renovations that increase the homes’ value and return on investment. 

David Letterman will be returning to The Late Show after over eight years since he left hosting the series. Current host Stephen Colbert will interview Letterman during the November 30 episode on CBS. 

Jack Taylor will premiere on Ovation TV December 16. The series follows a forty-something ex-cop trying to earn a living as a private detective in his native Galway. Self-destructive, pigheaded, and over-fond of the bottle, Taylor has burned a lot of bridges, but he still has a knack for uncovering ugly truths.

Dick Van Dyke 98 Years of Magic will premiere on CBS December 21. The special will honor and celebrate the legendary career of the iconic actor and performer for his 98th birthday. Van Dyke is one of the most beloved and legendary stars. He has inspired generations of performers and will be honored for his incredible contributions to the arts and entertainment. The tribute will travel back in time to the iconic set of The Dick Van Dyke Show and feature dazzling music and dance spectacles, heartfelt performances, special guests and a magical holiday number. The two-hour tribute event will also showcase songs and archival footage from the best of his nearly full century career encompassing “Mary Poppins,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and more. 

In the Kitchen with Harry Hamlin: A Holiday Special premieres on AMC+ and IFC December 13. Harry Hamlin along with his niece and classically trained chef Renee Guilbault, will host the special. Shot in Hamlin’s home kitchen, the 30-minute cooking show is a unique combination of cooking, dinner party, and documentary … all with a dash of comedy and ‘feels’ along the way. It arrives just in time for the holidays as the duo prepares a festive meal, putting their own spin on classic beef bourguignon, and celebrates the labor of love that is holiday cooking. They’ll be joined by close family and friends, including Hamlin’s wife, actress Lisa Rinna, saxophone legend Kenny G, Hamlin’s daughter model, Delilah Hamlin, Hamlin’s son model and actor, Dimitri Hamlin and others. 

Derek Hough and Julianne Hough will return as hosts of The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration on November 26, and Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade on December 25. Jesse Palmer and Mickey Guyton will join as co-hosts for the 40th Anniversary of Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade. Adam Blackstone and Andra Day, Chris Janson, Chrissy Metz, Iam Tongi, Meg Donnelly, Michael Bolton, Mickey Guyton, Robin Thicke, The Smashing Pumpkins, Tori Kelly and The Broadway and North American Tour Cast of Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ are bringing holiday cheer from Disney Parks and Resorts across the country. Plus, there will be special appearances from Ariana DeBose, Chris Pine and DJ Khaled. 

Peacock has picked up Canadian preschool series Mittens & Pants. The 39 episode first season will premiere in the first quarter of 2024. Mittens the kitten and Pants the puppy are best friends that live in the all-animal town of Kibble Corners – each day is a new adventure for these unlikely best friends.

Verified Stand-Up premieres November 28 on Netflix. 10 comics. 10 sets. 1 show. Introducing: Verified Stand-Up, a new stand-up comedy series. Filmed at Webster Hall in New York City, the series features 10 of the best comedians in the game: Asif Ali, Dulcé Sloan, Gianmarco Soresi, Isiah Kelly, Leslie Liao, Nimesh Patel, Robby Hoffman, Rosebud Baker, Sabrina Wu, and Vanessa Gonzalez. Over the course of two-episodes, discover your new favorite comedian. 

Crime drama Monsieur Spade premieres January 14 on AMC, AMC+ and Acorn TV. The six episode limited series centers around the infamous protagonist of American writer Dashiell Hammett’s 1930 classic novel The Maltese Falcon. The year is 1963, and the legendary Detective Sam Spade is enjoying his retirement in the South of France. By contrast to his days as a private eye in San Francisco, Spade’s life in Bozouls is peaceful and quiet. But the rumored return of his old adversary will change everything. Six beloved nuns have been brutally murdered at the local convent. As the town grieves, secrets emerge, and new leads are established. Spade learns that the murders are somehow connected to a mysterious child who is believed to possess great powers. 

Sweet Home 2 premieres December 1 on Netflix. The stakes are higher than ever as the line between monster and human begins to blur. Can Hyun-su and the other survivors fight to stay alive?

Archie premieres December 7 on BritBox. The series tells the little-known story of the formative years of Hollywood superstar, Cary Grant. One of the twentieth century’s most iconic figures, Cary Grant touched the world with his charm, wit and grace. But few knew Archie Leach, the man behind the name, and the enormous challenges he overcame on his path to stardom. From his troubled childhood to the one overpowering lie that shaped his life, this surprising and emotional drama captures the struggles, fears, loves and losses of Archie Leach – a man who couldn’t be further from the character he invented to save himself. 

The Railway Men premieres November 18 on Netflix. The series tells the tale of the unsung heroes, whose sacrifice and resilience saved thousands of lives, on a night that changed Bhopal forever. The four episode series is inspired by true stories. 

Docuseries Born in Synanon premieres December 12 on Paramount+. The four episode series chronicles one woman’s journey to discover the truth about Synanon, the experimental community that turned into a full-blown cult. Cassidy Arkin was born into Synanon. Her earliest memories are of a happy place with extended family, a portrait that stands in stark contrast to the abusive hierarchical society into which it evolved and that her peers vividly recall. Cassidy and her mother Sandra Rogers-Hare go on a quest to understand the nature of Synanon – both the good and the bad. They reconnect with former members and share deeply personal experiences, revealing a vast trove of never-before-seen archival footage. The truth is shocking, leaving Cassidy unprepared for the startling discoveries that she soon would uncover. 

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

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