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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Wolf Pack’ Canceled, Allison Janney Joins ‘The Diplomat’, ‘The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live’ Trailer, ‘Royal Crackers’ Premiere Date, ‘Sasaki and Peeps’ English Dub Premiere Date, ‘The Recruit’ Adds Cast, and More!

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Wolf Pack has been canceled after one season on Paramount+. Based on the book series by Edo Van Belkom, the series follows a teenage boy and girl whose lives are changed forever when a California wildfire awakens a terrifying supernatural creature and drives it to attack a highway traffic jam beneath the burning hills. Wounded in the chaos, the boy and girl are inexplicably drawn to each other and to two other teenagers who were adopted 16 years earlier by a park ranger after another mysterious wildfire. As the full moon rises, all four teens come together to unravel the secret that connects them – the bite and blood of a werewolf. 

Allison Janney has been cast in the upcoming second season of The Diplomat. Janney will play Vice President Grace Penn. The series is a high-stakes, contemporary political drama about the transcendence and torture of long-term relationships, between countries and people.

The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live premieres February 25 on AMC. The series presents an epic love story of two characters changed by a changed world. Kept apart by distance. By an unstoppable power. By the ghosts of who they were. Rick and Michonne are thrown into another world, built on a war against the dead… And ultimately, a war against the living. Can they find each other and who they were in a place and situation unlike any they’ve ever known before? Are they enemies? Lovers? Victims? Victors? Without each other, are they even alive — or will they find that they, too, are the Walking Dead? 

Season two of Royal Crackers premieres February 29 on adult swim. In the new season, the storylines delve deeper into brothers Stebe and Theo’s daddy issues as they’re forced to confront their father’s dark past. Theo continues to grapple with the aftermath of his fall from stardom and attempts to navigate his way towards self-acceptance. Meanwhile, Deb and Stebe’s highly sexually charged relationship undergoes significant challenges, putting their bond to the test. Matt struggles to fit in at school and with his family. All the while the Royal Crackers company tries to not only maintain relevance, but also to become the most popular snack food in the whole frickin’ world. 

The English dub of Sasaki and Peeps will premiere on Crunchyroll January 26. Sasaki is a middle-aged office worker living in Japan. Feeling drained by the vapid corporate world, he heads to the pet shop in search of a new companion. There he finds an adorable bird named Peeps and takes him home. But Sasaki quickly learns that Peeps isn’t your average bird…he’s a powerful mage from another world! Together, they embark on a magical adventure filled with swords and sorcery.

James Purefoy, Brooke Smith, Devika Bhise, Felix Solis, Young-Ah Kim, Do Hyun Shin, Sanghee Lee, Omar Maskati, and Alana Hawley Purvis have been cast in the upcoming second season of The Recruit. All will recur in the Netflix series.  

Prime Video has acquired family drama series The Baxters. The series is based on the book series by Karen Kingsbury. The series is a riveting family drama that follows Elizabeth and John Baxter and their five adult children. Season One centers on Elizabeth and John’s daughter, Kari, who learns the shocking truth that her professor husband, Tim, has been secretly having an affair with one of his college students. As her relationship is tested, Kari must seek comfort in her faith and family to discover if love is truly a choice and if her marriage can be redeemed. In this deeply moving faith-based journey, The Baxters must come together as a family to work through the challenges of life. 

The CW has shuffled its Thursday lineup once again. Beginning February 1, repeat episodes of The Conners will air from 8-9. Son of a Critch will now air at 9 followed by Children Ruin Everything at 9:30. 

Ramy Youssef returns to HBO in the new comedy special Ramy Youssef: More Feelings. Ramy will tape this new material in front of a live audience at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, New Jersey on February 2 and 3. The special will air this March. 

What Would You Do? premieres February 18 on ABC. Season sixteen, hosted by John Quiñones, welcomes guest correspondents Sara Haines, and W. Kamau Bell as they observe how real people react when tricky situations and moral dilemmas arise in public settings. 

Late night series The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and After Midnight will air following late local news on Super Bowl Sunday, February 11. New series Tracker will air immediately following the game on CBS. 

Prime Video has ordered docuseries The Money Game. Amidst one of the most tumultuous and nail-biting years of college athletics to date, The Money Game is an exclusive, all-access pass to the 2023-24 athletic season inside LSU Athletics. The docuseries follows, in real time, a historic turning point in the NCAA upon policy changes on name, image, and likeness (NIL) rights – guaranteed to shape the trajectory of college sports forever – highlighted by the surreal experiences of LSU’s top players, coaches, and administrators. LSU, the flagship university of the state of Louisiana, is one of the most iconic brands in college athletics. LSU boasts an SEC-best 51 team national championships and is currently home to three of the top-10 collegiate earners in NIL. 

Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala premieres February 21 on CBS. Special guests with beloved pets include Iain Armitage, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, Kristin Chenoweth, Margaret Cho, Neil Patrick Harris, Carson Kressley, Jim Nantz and Jessica Simpson. The two-hour variety special features exclusive performances by music’s biggest stars, and a one-of-a-kind runway revealing the best in doggy fashion, featuring Parton’s most iconic looks as well as embellished looks from Dolly’s Doggy Parton pet line. 

Prime Video kicks off its inaugural season of NWSL coverage with 27 exclusive matches throughout the 2024 season. The matches include 25 regular-season games, one quarterfinal playoff game in November, and the 2024 NWSL Challenge Cup. 

Billy Joel is set to perform at The 66th Annual Grammy Awards February 4 live from Arena in Los Angeles. He joins previously announced performers Burna Boy, Luke Combs, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo and Travis Scott. The event will be hosted by Trevor Noah.

Season three of escapist crime drama The Madame Blanc Mysteries premieres February 19 on Acorn TV. The series follows renowned and respected antiques dealer, Jean White. Her expertise in the world of antiquities proves to be the key to solving a series of murders and mysteries against the backdrop of the beautiful French village of Sainte Victoire. This season sees Jean solving new mysteries, ranging from a deep-sea diving mishap to a historical duel, alongside her friend – and flirting partner – Dom. The Christmas Special, the first episode of Season 3, premiered on Christmas Day. 

Vegas: The Story of Sin City premieres on CNN February 25. Visiting Las Vegas has become an American rite of passage. It’s a town that has platformed major musical artists from the Rat Pack and Elvis Presley to Celine Dion and Adele, making Nevada’s largest city an international destination for music and live entertainment. Across four immersive episodes, the series showcases the past seventy years of America’s cultural maturation through the lens of this unique city, featuring the entertainment acts, the visionary entrepreneurs, the infamous mafia figures, and the colorful political history that put it on the map. 

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

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