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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘My Life with the Walter Boys’ Renewed, ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ To End, ‘The Buccaneers’ Renewed, ‘Zero Day’ Adds Cast, The CW To Air ‘Ride’, ‘Expats’ Trailer, and More!

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Netflix has renewed My Life with the Walter Boys for a second season. The series is a heartwarming coming of age story that follows fifteen-year-old Manhattanite Jackie Howard after losing her family in a tragic accident. Jackie leaves behind her privileged and proper life in New York and moves to rural Colorado to be with her guardian – her mother’s best friend, Katherine, who is raising ten kids with her husband, George. While settling into her new, chaotic countryside home, Jackie is determined to stay focused on her dream of getting into Princeton… all while wrapping her head around her feelings for two very different Walter brothers: the reliable and bookish Alex, and the mysterious and troubled Cole. As Jackie tries to navigate her new life, the feelings and tensions she tries to deny threaten to throw everything off course. Will she be able to stay true to herself and still find romance? 

FX’s What We Do In The Shadows will be ending with its previously ordered sixth season. Based on the feature film of the same name, the series is a documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of four vampires who’ve “lived” together for hundreds of years.

Apple TV+ has renewed The Buccaneers for a second season. The series is inspided by Edith Wharton’s final novel. Girls with money, men with power. New money, old secrets. A group of fun-loving young American girls explode into the tightly corseted London season of the 1870s, kicking off an Anglo-American culture clash as the land of the stiff upper lip is infiltrated by a refreshing disregard for centuries of tradition. Sent to secure husbands and titles, the buccaneers’ hearts are set on much more than that, and saying “I do” is just the beginning… The music-driven series blends 1870s English aristocracy with a modern soundtrack and packed with songs from today’s top female performers. 

Angela Bassett, Dan Stevens, Matthew Modine, Bill Camp and McKinley Belcher III have been cast in Netflix’s conspiracy thriller Zero Day, starring Robert De Niro, Lizzy Caplan, Jesse Plemons, Joan Allen and Connie Britton. Gaby Hoffman, Clark Gregg, and Mark Ivanir will also guest star in the series. The six episode limited series asks the question on everyone’s mind — how do we find truth in a world in crisis, one seemingly being torn apart by forces outside our control? And in an era rife with conspiracy theory and subterfuge, how much of those forces are products of our own doing, perhaps even of our own imagining? 

The CW has acquired western drama series Ride. The one season series was recently canceled at Hallmark. It will premiere on The CW January 22. The ten episode series is a multigenerational family drama that follows the lives of the McMurrays, a tight-knit family that embarks on a journey of self-discovery on the heels of a tragic loss as they uncover a twisted web of secrets that threatens to tear the family and their Colorado town apart. 

Six episode limited series Expats premieres on Prime Video January 26. Set against the vibrant and tumultuous tapestry of 2014 Hong Kong, the series centers on three American women,  Margaret, Hilary, and Mercy, whose lives intersect after a sudden family tragedy. The series interrogates privilege and explores what happens when the line between victimhood and culpability becomes blurred. 

Comedy special Kevin James: Irregardless premieres on Prime Video January 23. The family friendly special delivers a hilariously unfiltered take on parenting, marriage, and getting older. As only James can, he covers a range of topics, from motivating children to put down their video games, to why he doesn’t trust technology, and how many Tater Tots he can fit in his mouth! 

Teo Yoo has joined the cast of The Recruit for its upcoming second season. Yoo joins Noah Centineo as a highly skilled South Korean NIS agent with a subversive sense of humor – willing to go to any lengths to protect those he cares about. 

Prime Video has ordered an eight-episode untitled series starring Octavia Spencer and Hannah Waddingham. The series follows two best friends, Judith and Debbie, who know everything about each other … well, almost everything. Judith has been living a double life that Debbie knows nothing about: she is a highly trained assassin. When a hit goes horribly wrong, Judith and Debbie must go on the run together and work to repair their broken friendship – all while being targeted by a mysterious enemy who wants them dead. And only together, can they solve this layered mystery. 

General Hospital’s character Josslyn Jacks has been temporarily recast. Courtney Fulk will portray the role until Eden McCoy returns in the beginning of the new year. McCoy recently won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Performer. 

Docuseires Superhot: The Spicy World of Pepper People premieres on hulu January 22 with all ten episodes. The series is hosted by Ben Schwartz. Superhot spicy peppers are on fire lately – but while most experiment with heat, others live their lives in pursuit of fire. The series is a wild ride into the Spicy World of Pepper People – the self-proclaimed chili heads who have taken the chili pill and want to find out how deep the rabbit hole goes. It goes deep into a subculture fueled by spice: from the elite growers who strive to create new superhots to the chili eaters who chase the endorphin rush of consuming them. Along the way, one legendary chili head sets out on a quest to answer the spiciest of questions: is there a pepper that can challenge the world’s hottest? 

Animated series Rock Paper Scissors premieres February 12 on Nickelodeon. Titular characters Rock, Paper and Scissors are a trio of best friends and roommates who lovingly compete over everything in hilarious but mostly wildly absurd ways. Throughout season one, the trio will go to extremes playing hide-and-seek around the world, running from the birthday police, defending the world from an alien invasion, going head-to-head with the Rat Bros and more. Ahead of the series launch, viewers can catch an exclusive look at the Rock Paper Scissors Intergalactic Short, “TV Time,” during the Nickelodeon NFL Nickmas Game on December 25 at 1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET on Nickelodeon, where the trio go from fighting over what to watch on TV to being the stars of a successful Broadway musical. 

Ahmed Fareed will host Football Night in America on NBC and Peacock for the remainder of the 2023 NFL season. Host Maria Taylor is currently on parental leave. Fareed’s first week as host will be December 23, with a special edition of Football Night in America at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock, leading into NBC Sports’ NFL doubleheader capped by the Peacock Holiday Exclusive game at 8 p.m. ET between Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills against Austin Ekeler and the Los Angeles Chargers. The Peacock exclusive immediately follows the Holiday Special Saturday afternoon game featuring Joe Mixon and the Cincinnati Bengals vs. T.J. Watt and the Pittsburgh Steelers at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. 

Botched returns January 18 on E!. Drs. Terry Dubrow & Paul Nassif aren’t “elfing” around when it comes to their cosmetic transformations. 

Death By Fame returns for a second season on Investigation Discovery January 22. Behind the bright lights of stardom lies a dark and sinister side of Hollywood where murder is the main character. Though Tinseltown promises glitz and glamour, these stars’ stories end very differently. In the eight-episode new season, both rising stars and beloved icons meet a disturbing fate, whether through their own untimely death or acts of evil committed by their own hands. These stories have become their own Hollywood legends, often leaving more questions than answers. 

Off Script with The Hollywood Reporter premieres December 31 on SundanceTV. Hosted by Yvonne Orji, each episode showcases a dynamic ensemble of actresses, actors, directors, songwriters and producers and delves deep into the urgent issues, creative methodologies and behind-the-scenes narratives that define the industry. With conversations moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s (THR) Rebecca Keegan, Scott Feinberg, Mesfin Fekadu and Mia Galuppo, the series was filmed on location in The Georgian Room at The Georgian Hotel, the iconic Hollywood hangout in Santa Monica. 

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

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