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MGM+ has renewed Beacon 23 for a second season which will premiere in April. Based on the best-selling book by Hugh Howey, the series takes place in the farthest reaches of the Milky Way. Season one followed Aster, a government agent, and Halan, a stoic ex-military man, whose fates became entangled after they found themselves trapped together inside one of many Beacons that served as a lighthouse for intergalactic travelers. In Season two, Beacon 23 is now little more than a prison with Aleph onboard, and The Artifact provides more questions than answers. Without a clear path forward, the inhabitants of Beacon 23 must rely on each other, but their conflicting agendas may get in the way. 

Rick and Morty: The Anime will premiere on adult swim in 2024. While the new series will adapt themes and events of the main Rick and Morty series, it will stand on its own as an original work.

Netflix has announced a new anime series The One Piece, a remake of One Piece starting from the iconic East Blue saga. The series will provide viewers with a fresh yet familiar experience, utilizing cutting-edge visual technology to reimagine Luffy’s adventures through the beloved East Blue saga. Another manga by Eiichiro Oda, created when he was only 19 years old, has also been adapted into anime for the first time. Premiering in January, the action-packed Monsters 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation follows Ryuma, a samurai entangled in a world disrupted by an ominous force – a dragon capable of unleashing catastrophic destruction upon the land. The new series come on the heels of Netflix’s live action One Piece series being renewed for a second season. 

General Hospital will celebrate its milestone 60th anniversary with a primetime special, General Hospital: 60 Years of Stars and Storytelling, airing January 4 on ABC. The television event will feature fan-favorite cast members from throughout the years as they pull back the curtain on six decades in Port Charles, including behind-the-scenes moments, bloopers, a special fan tribute and more exciting surprises honoring General Hospital’s legacy. The special will feature cast members Maurice Benard, Jane Elliot, Genie Francis, Finola Hughes, Kelly Monaco, Laura Wright and more. Joining the robust slate of current and past cast members for this retrospective look are Val Chmerkovskiy, Emma Samms, Stephen A. Smith, Rick Springfield, and Amber Tamblyn, among other all-star celebrity guests. 

Car racing anime series MF Ghost has been renewed for a second season. The series is a followup to the classic anime series Initial D and streams on Crunchyroll in the US. Japan adopts self-driving electric automobiles and renders most gas engines obsolete by 202X. The fastest cars find new life in the MFG, a racing circuit held on Japanese motorways. Drivers from around the world race for a shot at the title. Kanata Rivington returns from Britain to Japan for the MFG—and to find his father. Can he win the title and find answers? Buckle up and push it to the limit!

Max has canceled Warrior after three seasons. The first two seasons aired on Cinemax before moving to Max. Going forward, the first three seasons will stream on Netflix. The new deal gives Netflix the option to develop a fourth season down the line if it does well. 

Adult animated series The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy will premiere on Prime Video February 23 with all eight episodes. The series follows Dr. Sleech and Dr. Klak – aliens, best friends, and intergalactically renowned surgeons – as they tackle anxiety-eating parasites, illegal time loops, and deep-space STIs. In Season One, doctors Sleech and Klak take on a highly dangerous and potentially groundbreaking case and, in doing so, put existence itself in jeopardy. Although considering their dismal personal lives, oblivion might be an improvement. It stars Maya Rudolph, Natasha Lyonne, Keke Palmer, Kieran Culkin, Stephanie Hsu and Sam Smith. 

Jacob Elordi is set to host Saturday Night Live January 20. Reneé Rapp will serve as musical guest of the late night NBC series. 

Fire Country is looking to add a female sheriff character to its series with the potential for it to launch a spinoff. The character could also be promoted to series regular on the CBS series depending on the decision down the line. 

Starz has renewed Power Book IV: Force for a third season. Tommy Egan is on a mission to avenge the death of Liliana, and with the Flynn organization weakened, he’s more determined than ever to take over the Chicago drug world. But with CBI split down the middle, Tommy and Diamond first must maintain their edge over Jenard. As their factions feud in the streets, Tommy capitalizes on another rivalry between the Serbs and Miguel Garcia, the most formidable drug lord in Chicago. After setting off a chain reaction of violence in pursuit of his ambition, Tommy must race to stay ahead of the men who are coming for what’s theirs, a federal task force that’s closing ranks, and a sadistic supplier with a direct line to the Cartel. All the while torn by the promise of a second chance with his blood family, Tommy must decide what he is willing to sacrifice to finally ascend the throne of a kingpin.

Netflix is developing a new series set in the world of Wednesday. The potential new series would focus on Uncle Fester. The horror comedy was a big hit for the streamer so it makes sense they would want to expand the universe. 

Magnum P.I. will be returning for its series finale January 3 with back to back episodes. The final two episodes were a part of the second half of the fifth season, which was the first season to air on NBC following its cancellation on CBS. 

Anime series Shy has been renewed for a second season. The series streams on Crunchyroll in the US. On the brink of a third World War, superheroes appeared on Earth. Gifted with powers, their appearance brings peace to the world. The heroes each selected a country in which they would reside, serve, and protect its citizens. Shy is Japan’s hero, endowed with super strength. Her most daunting enemy yet? Crippling shyness. Join Shy and her super friends as she defends Earth and gains confidence!

Linda Cardellini, Luke Wilson, Teyonah Parris, Abbi Jacobson and Poppy Liu have joined the cast of Netflix’s No Good Deed. They join previously announced Lisa Kudrow and Ray Romano. The eight episode series is a half hour, dark comedy that follows three very different families vying to buy the very same 1920s Spanish style villa that they think will solve all their problems. But as the sellers have already discovered, sometimes the home of your dreams can be a total nightmare.

Mayim Bialik will no longer serve as host of Jeopardy! The syndicated series will solely be hosted by Ken Jennings going forward. 

Dylan Walsh will recur in the upcoming seventh and final season of SEAL Team. The season will premiere on Paramount+ in 2024.  

AnnaLynne McCord will join the cast of Peacock’s Days of Our Lives. She will play Marin with a one year contract. She will make her first appearance later in 2024. 

Comedy special Pete Davidson: Turbo Fonzarelli premieres January 9 on Netflix. In his second Netflix special, Davidson delivers on what it means to grow up and turn 30, discussing love, life, and living in the woods.

Apple TV+ has ordered Your Friends and Neighbors. Jon Hamm will star in the lead role as Coop, a recently divorced hedge fund manager who, after being fired, resorts to stealing from the wealthy residents in his tony upstate New York suburb in order to keep his family’s lifestyle afloat. These petty crimes begin to reinvigorate him until he breaks into the wrong house at the wrong time. 

Three ABC News true crime docuseries are coming to hulu in 2024. Daughters of the Cult will premiere January 4. Season two of Death in the Dorms returns February 22. Me, Hereafter premieres February 29. 

New Japan Pro-Wrestling returns to AXS TV with 45 episodes beginning January 11. The upcoming season kicks off with four weeks of exclusive coverage from Wrestle Kingdom 18. All episodes are presented in English and feature expert play-by-play commentary from NJPW’s own Walker Stewart and Chris Charlton. 

America Ferrera will receive the 8th annual SeeHer Award at the 29th annual Critics Choice Awards. The honor will be presented to her at the star-studded gala hosted by Chelsea Handler, which will air on The CW live on January 14. 

The third and final season of La Brea premieres on NBC January 9. The series follows an epic family adventure after a massive sinkhole opens in Los Angeles pulling people and buildings into a mysterious and dangerous primeval land where they have no choice but to band together to survive. In season two, the Harris family remains separated as Eve is reeling from her son, Josh, having mistakenly gone through a portal to 1988. What she doesn’t know yet is that her estranged husband, Gavin, and their daughter, Izzy, have landed in prehistoric Seattle and now must brave the elements and animals to make their way to L.A.

Tracker, based on the bestselling novel “The Never Game” by Jeffery Deave, premieres on CBS February 11. The series follows 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.

Monsieur Spade premieres January 14 on AMC, AMC+ and Acorn TV. The six episodes crime drama 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. 

Hulu’s first live-action/anime hybrid original series Dragons of Wonderhatch premieres with the first two episodes December 20 on hulu and Disney+. Born in our “real world” with sound-color synesthesia – a unique ability that allows her to see colors when she hears certain sounds – Nagi has spent her entire life feeling like she doesn’t belong. Dreaming of one day being able to fly, Nagi will soon come face to face with Thaim, another misfit from a different world. Born in Upananta, Thaim has long been treated like an outcast for his inability to hear the voices of the dragons that inhabit his land. With the floating islands of Upananta slowly beginning to fall from the sky, the two misfits will set off on an epic adventure spanning both live-action and animated worlds.

Docuseries Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend premieres February 21 on Apple TV+. the series highlights the thrilling story of the planet’s top living athlete as well as that of his loyal supporters across Argentina and those who made the pilgrimage across the globe. The series also features the most personal interviews to date with Messi, alongside conversations with teammates, coaches, competitors, devout fans and commentators testifying to the incredible influence and impact he has on a nation and world stage, along with the grace, fortitude and willpower he has exhibited throughout his career. The docuseries charts the dramatic path from his first match with the Argentina national football team to carrying the weight of a country on his shoulders through several elusive World Cup wins, leading to his early retirement in 2016 and, ultimately, the comeback to become a FIFA World Cup champion and be crowned the 2022 tournament’s best player. 

Season three of Sonic Prime premieres January 11 on Netflix. When Nine steals the Paradox Prism to create a world all for himself, Sonic must team up with unlikely allies to protect the Shatterverse as he knows it.

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

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