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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Life & Beth’ Trailer, New ‘Rhythm + Flow’ Judges, ‘Clone High’ Premiere Date, ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Spinoff Announced, ‘Rap Sh!t’ Canceled, ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ Sequel Series In The Works, and More!

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Season two of Life & Beth premieres February 16 on hulu. As Beth and John’s relationship grows more serious, Beth begins to examine the possibilities of marriage and having a family as she and John seek answers for their communication problems. Is Beth’s traumatic history with men, and people she trusted from her youth destined to repeat itself? And what is triggering her fears? Beth does her best to keep her relationships alive while struggling to support friends and family who are all facing their own problems while entering their fourth decade. 

Rhythm + Flow returns for season two on Netflix with DJ Khaled, Ludacris and Latto as the newest judges for the series’ next season. The first announced special guest judge is Eminem who will join the competition’s ‘battles’ round from a surprise location. Additional music moguls and industry icons as well as various twists and challenges to be announced at a later date. The music competition hosted by a panel of industry heavy hitters ready to discover the next generation’s rap star. This competition will feature contestants from all over the country who are hungry and ready to prove themselves to see if they have what it takes to take home the grand prize of $250,000 and the title of hip hop’s newest star. The series is currently in production and slated to premiere later this year.

Season two of Clone High premieres February 1 on Max. A modern refresh of the hit series of the same name, the series follows a high school for clones of the greatest minds in history. Twenty years after the original experiment was put on ice, Joan, JFK, Abe, and Cleo have been thawed out to resume school with their new clone classmates – all while navigating a new set of cultural norms and overly dramatic teen relationships. 

Bravo announced the return of Vanderpump Rules alums Kristen Doute, Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright in the new spinoff series The Valley premiering in spring 2024. The cast includes five couples: Jax Taylor & Brittany Cartwright, Kristen Doute & Luke Broderick, Danny & Nia Booko, Jesse & Michelle Lally, and Jason & Janet Caperna. Joining the series as friends are Jasmine Goode and Zack Wickham. The series follows a group of close friends as they trade bottle service in West Hollywood for baby bottles in the Valley all while they navigate bustling businesses, rocky relationships and feisty friendships. 

Max has canceled Rap Sh!t after two seasons. The series follows two estranged high school friends from Miami, Shawna and Mia, who reunite to form a rap group. In their rise to fame, Shawna and Mia find themselves at a pivotal moment in their rap career as they are forced to decide if they will stay true to themselves or conform to the demands of the music industry.

Disney Channel has ordered a pilot for a Wizards of Waverly Place sequel series. Original star David Henrie will be a series regular while Selena Gomez will guest star in the pilot. Joining as series regulars are Janice LeAnn Brown, Alkaio Thiele and Mimi Gianopulos. 

Apple TV+ has canceled Schmigadoon! after two seasons. Having found true love in the town of Schmigadoon, season two of found Josh and Melissa in Schmicago, the reimagined world of ’60s and ’70s musicals.

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead will resume its English dub January 29. The anime series streams on hulu, Netflix and Crunchyroll. 

Prime Video has ordered The Terminal List: Dark Wolf. The series is a prequel series to The Terminal List and will star Chris Pratt and Taylor Kitsch, reprising their roles. 

E! has renewed House Of Villains for a second season. The series brings together 10 iconic and infamous reality television villains under one roof for a competition elimination series. Hailing from some of the most popular reality television franchises, these notorious villains meet their match as they must outsmart, out-manipulate and out-scheme each other through a series of challenges in order to win a $200,000 cash prize and the title of “America’s Ultimate Supervillain.” Each week the contestants compete in a battle-royale challenge that tests their physical, mental and emotional strength. The winner of the challenge is safe from elimination and at the end of the week one villain is sent home. It’s the battle of the century as alliances are made, trusts are broken and the villains scheme their way to the top. 

James Brolin, Eoin Macken and Lizzy Greene have been cast in Ransom Canyon. They join the previously announced Josh Duhamel and Minka Kelly in the upcoming Netflix series. The series is a romance-fueled family drama and contemporary western saga that charts the intersecting lives of three ranching families, all set against the rugged expanse of Texas Hill Country. 

Arielle Kebbel, Adam Demos, Robbie Magasiva, Kekoa Kekumano, Alex Aiono and Zoe Cipres have been cast as series regulars in Fox’s upcoming new series Rescue: HI-Surf. Sea Shimooka will also recur in the series. 

Nyambi Nyambi has been promoted to series regular in Night Court. Nyambi guest starred in the most recent episode as a new clerk in the NBC series. 

Kayla Cromer and Wavyy Jonez are set to recur in The Good Doctor. The series returns for its final season February 20. 

Renovation Aloha premieres February 20 on HGTV. Married home renovators Tristyn and Kamohai Kalama will transform the most dilapidated properties on the island of Oʻahu into beautiful family homes. The eight-episode season will follow the couple, who were born and raised on the island, as they tackle substantial renos in one of the most expensive states in the country. Luckily, Tristyn and Kamohai can rely on a helping hand from their large family, which includes 87 first cousins, many of whom are in the construction industry. 

Netflix has ordered Two Women. The series chronicles the journey of two friends who have an enduring, complicated love-hate relationship. They find their lives intricately linked as they cross each other’s paths through various phases in life. 

Let’s Make a Deal celebrates 60 years of deals with a special diamond jubilee primetime episode January 24. Complete with a rousing opening number, “Working for the Dealin'” led by Wayne Brady and his musical group, “Dëaler,” the special episode offers up over $600,000 in prizes in the show’s trademark games, including a guaranteed $60,000 cash prize, a chance to win an Aston Martin valued at over $300,000, and more, as long as contestants can avoid the dreaded Zonks. The show also pays tribute to its original stars – host and creator Monty Hall and model Carol Merrill – with an antique living room setup from the ’60s, classic clips and sentimental memories of Monty and Wayne together. 

House of Ninjas premieres February 15 on Netflix. Ninjas existed throughout many pivotal times in Japanese history – but what if they were still secretly undertaking missions in modern society? Set in today’s Japan, this series tells the story of the Tawara family, the last ninja clan that abandoned its roots after a particular mission. Now, the family must face the biggest crisis Japan has seen yet – one that threatens to shake the nation to its core. 

United States of Scandal with Jake Tapper premieres February 18 on CNN. The series goes behind the headlines with CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper to investigate some of the most outrageous and iconic political controversies of the modern era. Across six lively episodes, the series examines what drives someone to break the rules and what happens when they are caught. Weaving together a rich tapestry of archival footage and illuminating conversations with some of the most famous and infamous figures in US politics, Tapper invites viewers into the stranger-than-fiction stories of sensational American political scandals. Tapper decodes the truth from spin in these legendary tales of ego, corruption, and collapse.

The Express Way with Dule Hill premieres April 23 on PBS. The series take audiences on an emotional and celebratory road trip across the nation to explore the transformative power of the arts. Along his journey, Dule Hill travels to California, the Appalachian region, Texas and Chicago to connect with local visionaries, activists, changemakers and pioneers who are using their artistic passions to foster connection, deepen empathy, and create meaningful change within their communities. 

Nominations have been announced for the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Taylor Swift, Jelly Roll, 21 Savage, SZA and Olivia Rodrigo lead with the most nominations. The ceremony airs April 1 on Fox. 

Aly Raisman has joined ESPN as a gymnastics analyst. Raisman’s first meet will be alongside fellow U.S. Olympian John Roethlisberger on January 19, when No. 6 Kentucky and No. 8 LSU tumble into action on SEC Network at 9 p.m. ET. 

FOX Sports has added Adam Wainwright as a full-time FOX MLB analyst. Wainwright will call a full slate of regular season and MLB Postseason games, including the first game of the 2024 MLB World Tour: London Series matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets on June 8 at 1:00 PM ET on FOX from London Stadium. 

The English dub of The Demon Prince of Momochi House premieres January 19 on Crunchyroll. Himari’s 16th birthday will be one she never forgets. Unexpectedly, she receives a will detailing her inheritance of a mysterious estate: the Momochi House. She arrives only to discover that the home was built on the cusp between the human world and the spiritual realm. There, she encounters Yukari, Ise, and a peculiar boy named Aoi, who seems to be concealing a shadowy secret.

Season three of Resident Alien premieres February 14 on Syfy. Harry is vowing to work with General McCallister to rid the Earth of the Grey aliens — a task made more difficult when he discovers that the Grey Hybrid Joseph has taken a job in town as the new Deputy. Joseph isn’t Harry’s only obstacle. Harry struggles to balance business and his personal life when he falls in love for the first time. Meanwhile, Asta and D’Arcy move in together and struggle to discover their purpose in the world, Sheriff Mike and Deputy Liv continue their quest to find out who killed the Alien Tracker, and Ben and Kate are forced to deal with the subconscious repercussions of their alien abductions.

Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix has been renewed for a second season. The new season will air in 2024. The news was confirmed in Netflix’s 2024 anime highlights video. 

Bold & Bougie premieres February 15 on WE tv. The series follows dynamic personalities Malaysia Pargo, an entrepreneur and mother of three, coming off an eye-opening year; Tameka Foster, a wardrobe stylist to Hollywood’s elite, podcaster, author and passionate mother, who is embracing her soon-to-be empty nester life; Gocha Hawkins, a restaurateur, mother of two and a grandmother of four who is now living in her “unfiltered unapologetic” era with her wife; Princess Banton-Lofters, a successful talent scout, television producer, business owner, and mother on a quest to get the recognition she deserves and Crystal Smith, a restaurant owner and single mother of three ready to reclaim her power following a tumultuous year that included a public divorce from a famous ex. These women are determined to live unapologetically on their own terms and rewrite their narrative. Spending their entire lives being cheerleaders for others, now, it’s their turn to be the center of attention as they support each other and form an unbreakable sisterhood. 

Ready, Set, Love premieres February 15 on Netflix. In a world grappling with a dwindling male population, an unassuming woman becomes a contender in a government-sponsored dating competition.

Docuseries Kings From Queens: The Run DMC Story premieres February 1 on Peacock. The series features exclusive interviews from RUN DMC, as well as some of hip-hop’s biggest names, including Ice Cube, LL COOL J, Questlove, Beastie Boys, Ice-T, Chuck D, Tom Morello, Salt, Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte, Ed Lover, Jermaine Dupri, and many more! It is the never-been-told story of the most influential rap group in the history of music, RUN DMC. Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell met on the streets of Hollis, Queens before these hip-hop legends would go on to legitimize a genre of music that critics labeled a fad. Their influence on culture shattered racial barriers, making them international stars and fashion leaders of the ’80s. After a series of life-changing events and challenges, including the murder of their beloved DJ, Jam Master Jay, Rev Run, and DMC reunite to tell their story and celebrate the genre of music they established. 

Docuseries #CyberSleuths: The Idaho Murders premieres February 6 on Paramount+. The series follows a dynamic group of amateur TikTok detectives, led by #chroniclesofolivia, in their attempt to separate rumor from fact while examining police statements and hunting for digital clues. These amateur detectives are not restricted to follow police procedures. In the series, they visit the crime scene, speak to victims’ families, and dig up potential witnesses while activating an online community that is brimming with theories and possible suspects. Was the killer a roommate, a jealous ex or a complete stranger? Did he or she act alone, or were there accomplices? As the investigation goes into viral overdrive with fingers pointed in all directions, innocent lives are upended. The series ultimately raises the question: Do TikTok sleuths do more harm than good? 

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, his loyal supporters across Argentina and those who made the pilgrimage across the globe to witness his epic World Cup win. 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. The docuseries explores the grace, fortitude and willpower he has exhibited throughout his career as it 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. 

James Brown: Say It Loud premieres February 19 on A&E. The series traces the incredible trajectory of Brown’s life and career from a 7th grade drop-out arrested and jailed at the age of 16 for breaking into a car in the Jim Crow-era South, to an entertainment legend whose groundbreaking talent and unique perspective catapulted him to become a cultural force. His words, songs, style and moves inspired musical revolutions and molded a nation’s view of Black Pride and Black masculinity. Consistently facing obstacles and unbelievable odds, the documentary details how Brown persevered through decades of personal demons, racial injustice, and career setbacks to find redemption and become one of, if not the, most celebrated and influential artists of the 20th century. Featuring never-before-seen archival interviews and performances of James Brown, plus interviews with friends, family, musicians and proteges including Mick Jagger, Questlove, Bootsy Collins, LL Cool J, The Rev. Al Sharpton, Chuck D, Dallas Austin, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, his children Deanna, Yamma and Larry Brown, and many more, “James Brown: Say It Loud” is a definitive look at a complicated life and a reflection on the immense impact Brown continues to have on music and culture today. 

The English dub of The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic premieres January 19 on Crunchyroll. An ordinary walk home from school turns into an epic journey for Usato. After suddenly being dropped into another world with two fellow students, Usato learns he was summoned there by accident. But things turn around when he discovers a unique aptitude for healing magic! Now, he trains beyond human limitations, using his self-healing abilities to gain absurd strength and unrivaled stamina.

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

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