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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘American Born Chinese’ Canceled, ‘NCIS: Origins’ Ordered, ‘Bookie’ Renewed, ‘The White Lotus’ Adds Cast, ‘Minx’ Canceled, ‘Arcane’ First Look, and More!

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Disney+ has canceled American Born Chinese after one season. The genre-hopping action-comedy based on the graphic novel of the same name by Gene Luen Yang, tells the story of Jin Wang, an average teenager juggling his high school social life with his home life. When he meets a new foreign student on the first day of the school year, even more worlds collide as Jin is unwittingly entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods. 

CBS has ordered NCIS: Origins for the 2024-2025 season. The series begins in 1991, years prior to the events of NCIS and follows a young Leroy Jethro Gibbs, narrated by Mark Harmon. In the series, Gibbs starts his career as a newly minted special agent at the fledgling NCIS Camp Pendleton office where he forges his place on a gritty, ragtag team led by NCIS legend Mike Franks. 

Max has renewed Bookie for a second season. The darkly funny comedy follows veteran Los Angeles bookie Danny as the potential legalization of sports gambling in California threatens to upend his business for good. Alongside best friend and former NFL player Ray, side-hustling sister Lorraine, and reluctantly reformed drug dealer Hector, Danny must contend with his increasingly unstable clients as he tries to settle their debts – all while making plenty of risky bets of his own. Full of relatable mishaps, Bookie chronicles one man’s journey to adapt to an ever-changing world as he attempts to charm and con his way to the top. 

Leslie Bibb, Dom Hetrakul, Jason Isaacs, Michelle Monaghan, Parker Posey and Tayme Thapthimthong have been cast in the third season of The White Lotus. They join previously announced Natasha Rothwell on the HBO series. 

Starz has canceled Minx after two seasons. The series originally aired on Max before it was rescued by Starz. The second season was essentially completely filmed when Max canceled it. 

Season two of Arcane premieres on Netflix November 2024. Hailee Steinfeld (Vi), Ella Purnell (Jinx) and Katie Leung (Caitlyn Kiramman) will reprise their voice roles. Additional voice cast will be announced later. 

Feud: Capote Vs. The Swans premieres January 31 on FX. The new season of the anthology series tells the story of acclaimed writer Truman Capote, once a confidante to society’s most elite women, whom he nicknamed “the swans.” However, his act of betrayal effectively destroyed those relationships, banished him from high society and sent him into a spiral of self-destruction from which he would ultimately never recover.

Jersey Shore Family Vacation returns February 8 on MTV. Following last season’s shocking return of OG fan favorite Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, the infamous exes will finally reunite when Ronnie Ortiz-Magro joins the “Shore” family trip in Nashville. But the legendary family vacation doesn’t stop there, with the Mayor of Atlantic City honoring the gang, “MVP” trying to find zen in Tucson, and the group returning to where it all started, Seaside Heights. This season will bring shocking revelations, explosive confrontations, and reunions years in the making. 

Death and Other Details premieres March 5 on hulu. Set amidst the glamor of the global elite, the murder mystery series centers on the brilliant and restless Imogene Scott, who finds herself in the wrong place/wrong time (okay, it was kinda her fault) and becomes the prime suspect in a locked room murder mystery. The setting? A lavishly restored Mediterranean ocean liner. Suspects? Every pampered guest and every exhausted crew member. The problem? To prove her innocence, she must partner with a man she despises – Rufus Cotesworth, the world’s greatest detective.

The Woman in the Wall premieres on Paramount+ January 19 and January 21 on Showtime. The six episode series starring Ruth Wilson and Daryl McCormack centers on Lorna Brady, a woman from the small, fictional Irish town of Kilkinure, who wakes one morning to find a corpse in her house. Chillingly, Lorna has no idea who the dead woman is or if she, herself, might be responsible for the apparent murder. That’s because Lorna has long suffered from extreme bouts of sleepwalking ever since she was ripped from her life at the age of 15 and incarcerated in The Kilkinure Convent, a (fictional) home to one of Ireland’s infamous Magdalene Laundries for women. There, Lorna gave birth to her daughter Agnes, who cruelly was taken from her and whose fate Lorna never has known. 

CBS has ordered Watson straight to series for the 2024-2025 season starring Morris Chestnut. A year after the death of his friend and partner Sherlock Holmes at the hands of Moriarty, Dr. John Watson resumes his medical career as the head of a clinic dedicated to treating rare disorders. Watson’s old life isn’t done with him, though – Moriarty and Watson are set to write their own chapter of a story that has fascinated audiences for more than a century. It is a medical show with a strong investigative spine, featuring a modern version of one of history’s greatest detectives as he turns his attention from solving crimes to solving medical mysteries.  

Apple TV+ has renewed Slow Horses for a fifth season. The series is a darkly humorous espionage drama that follows a dysfunctional team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 known unaffectionately as Slough House. Oldman stars as Lamb, the brilliant but cantankerous leader of the spies, who end up in Slough House due to their career-ending mistakes as they frequently find themselves blundering around the smoke and mirrors of the espionage world. 

After Midnight hosted by Taylor Tomlinson premieres January 16 on CBS. Inspired by Comedy Central’s @midnight, the series is the smartest show on television about the dumbest things on the internet. With celebrated comedian Taylor Tomlinson at the helm and a panel of guests from the worlds of entertainment, comedy, music and beyond, it is a late-night comedy series about what set the internet abuzz that day with a game show feel. Upcoming guests will be announced at a later date. 

Anime series Solo Leveling premieres January 6 on Crunchyroll. The series is adapted from the best-selling Korean web novel written by Chugong. They say whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, but that’s not the case for the world’s weakest hunter Sung Jinwoo. After being brutally slaughtered by monsters in a high-ranking dungeon, Jinwoo came back with the System, a program only he could see, that’s leveling him up in every way. Now, he’s inspired to discover the secrets behind his powers and the dungeon that spawned them.

Bunk’d will be ending with its current seventh season. Part one aired in summer 2023 on Disney Channel while the second and final part consisting of ten episodes will air this year. 

Eric Andre Live Near Broadway premieres January 18 on adult swim. Featuring André’s lo-fi brand of late-night entertainment and punk rock comedy, his performance at Terminal 5 in New York City was filmed for the half-hour special, and includes guest appearances from Billy Porter alongside fan-favorite characters The Grim Reaper and The Fridge Keeper. 

The three part The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City reunion will premiere on Bravo January 9. After a shocking revelation, the ladies come face-to-face with one another for the first time since their trip to Bermuda to lay everything on the table and rehash the eventful season. Host Andy Cohen sits down with housewives Lisa Barlow, Monica Garcia, Heather Gay, Angie Katsanevas, Meredith Marks and Whitney Rose. Mary Cosby also joins. 

Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero premieres January 27 on Max. The special captures the creative dynamo and mesmerizing star power of Lil Nas X, the groundbreaking, Grammy award-winning rapper, singer, and songwriter, as he prepares for and embarks on his first-ever headlining U.S. tour. With unparalleled access, the film follows the genre-breaking artist on a personal journey of self-investigation and discovery as he creates, rehearses, and performs nightly in front of his legions of devoted fans. 

Amanda Seyfried, America Ferrera, Andra Day, Angela Bassett, Annette Bening, Ben Affleck, Daniel Kaluuya, Don Cheadle, Dua Lipa, Elizabeth Banks, Florence Pugh, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Gabriel Macht, George Lopez, Hailee Steinfeld, Hunter Schafer, Issa Rae, Jared Leto, Jodie Foster, Jon Batiste, Jonathan Bailey, Julia Garner, Justin Hartley, Kate Beckinsale, Keri Russell, Kevin Costner, Mark Hamill, Matt Damon, Michelle Yeoh, Naomi Watts, Oprah Winfrey, Orlando Bloom, Patrick J. Adams, Ray Romano, Rose McIver, Shameik Moore, Simu Liu, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Will Ferrell have been announced as presenters for the Golden Globes. The ceremony will air live January 7 on CBS. 

MTV has renewed Catfish: The TV Show and Help! I’m in a Secret Relationship! for new seasons. Catfish: The TV Show will return for a ninth season while Help! I’m in a Secret Relationship! will return for a third season. 

Nigel Lythgoe has stepped down as judge on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance. The move comes following sexual assault lawsuits waged against him. No news on who will replace him when the series returns March 4. 

Taylor Tomlinson’s comedy special Have It All airs February 13 on Netflix. In her third Netflix special, Taylor Tomlinson talks about having your dream job, finding your perfect partner, dealing with anxiety and insomnia all while asking the age-old question… can you really Have It All? The special was filmed at Capital One Hall in Tysons, Virginia.  

The Super Bowl Soulful Celebration 25th Anniversary premieres February 10 on CBS. Cedric the Entertainer and Tichina Arnold will host the special which brings an inspiring blend of music and football to a broadcast television audience. Honorees and performers will be announced at a later date. 

Tania Watson, Corina Bradley, and Laura Gordon have been cast in MGM+’s Hotel Cocaine. Danny Pino, Michael Chiklis, Mark Feuerstein, and Yul Vazquez were previously cast in the eight episode series. The series is the story of Roman Compte, Cuban exile and general manager of the the Mutiny Hotel, the glamorous epicenter of the Miami cocaine scene of late ’70s and early ’80s. The Mutiny Hotel was Casablanca on cocaine; a glitzy nightclub, restaurant, and hotel frequented by Florida businessmen and politicians, international narcos, CIA and FBI agents, models, sports stars, and musicians. At the center of it all was Compte, who was doing his best to keep it all going and fulfill his own American Dream. 

The 26th Annual Family Film and TV Awards will air January 27 on CBS. The one hour special celebrating excellence in family-oriented film and television will be hosted by Akbar Gbajabiamila and Amanda Kloots. 

Season two of Break Point premieres January 10 on Netflix. The world’s top tennis players return to the courts and set their sights on glory once again during another grueling Grand Slam season.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith premieres February 2 on Prime Video. 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 travel, 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? 

American Nightmare premieres on Netflix January 17. After a home invasion and abduction, a young couple’s recounting of the events is too far fetched for the police to believe. Why did the victims seem so calm? Was it all a hoax? The three episode docuseries unravels the consequences of our cultural rush to judgment, and the damage done when law enforcement decides the truth can’t possibly be true. 

Vanderpump Villa premieres on hulu in Spring 2024. The series follows Lisa Vanderpump’s hand-selected staff as they work, live, and play at an exclusive French estate: Chateau Rosabelle. Each scintillating episode follows the elite staff as they try to provide luxurious, once-in-a-lifetime, Vanderpump-curated experiences for guests while dealing with rivalries, romances, and raucous misadventures that come from living and working together 24/7. 

Soon Comes Night premieres January 19 on Netflix. Alex Shabane is tired of staying in the shadows. It’s time for him to step forward and claim his prize.

Marvel’s What If?… will return for a third season on Disney+. The Watcher continues the journey as our guide through the vast multiverse, introducing brand new and familiar faces throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The animated anthology series questions, revisits and twists classic Marvel Cinematic moments with an incredible voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their iconic roles.

Doctor Slump premieres January 27 on Netflix. Once academic prodigies, now burnt-out doctors run into each other at their lowest points, to spark the old rivalry or a new romance.

Docuseries On the Roam premieres January 18 on Max. The eight episode series follows Jason Momoa as he travels the country chasing art, adventure, and friendship through the lens of craftsmanship. 

Docuseries Dance Life premieres January 19 on Prime Video. The series follows a select group of students throughout their final make-or-break year at Australia’s elite dance Studio, Brent Street. Bringing with them a lifetime of dance, students arrive at Brent Street are single-minded in their ambition to become working dancers and stars. It won’t be easy. To make it through the year, they will need stamina and tenacity as they work tirelessly towards the year-end Grad performance. It’s there they hope to secure that all-important agent who could make their dreams of becoming a professional dancer come true. From perfectionists to prodigies, and underdogs to the entitled, each has their own inner voice of doubt battling against an insatiable drive to make it. 

The Bequeathed premieres January 19 on Netflix. After the death of an unknown uncle, a woman inherits a burial ground and finds herself in the center of a string of murders and dark secrets. 

In the Know premieres January 25 on Peacock. Lauren Caspian is NPR’s third most popular host. He’s a well-meaning, hypocritical nimrod, just like you and me. He’s also a stop motion puppet. Each episode follows the making of an episode of Lauren’s show In the Know, in which Lauren conducts in-depth interviews with real world human guests. Lauren collaborates with a diverse crew of NPR staff. They are also puppets and nimrods. 

Let’s Talk About CHU premiere February 2 on Netflix. Chu Ai, a wax technician, runs a sex education vlog on the side. Living by her motto of “Only Sex, No Love,” she has a long-term sexual relationship with Ping-ke. In the face of the challenges and conflicts that arise from the Chu family’s unfulfilled demands for sex and love, can Chu Ai find the answer to desire and self-discovery and start a relationship that goes beyond the physical? 

Mama June: Family Crisis premieres February 9 on WE tv. The family faces their biggest challenges and triumphs yet as Alana crosses the graduation stage; Mama continues to conquer her past mistakes and Pumpkin does everything in her power to keep it all together. 

Cast members from Jersey Shore Family Vacation including Angelina Pivarnick, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, and Jenni “JWoww” Farley will join Ridiculousness through February 1. From unbelievable fails to wacky pranks gone wrong and everything in between, Rob Dyrdek dives into the funniest videos on the internet alongside co-host Steelo Brim, and a variety of incredible special guests.

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

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