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Your TV Source Roundup: New ‘NCIS’ Spinoff Ordered, Lex Scott Davis Joins ‘Suits L.A.’, ‘Tulsa King’ To Air on CBS, ‘The Hunting Party’ Ordered, ‘Hacks’ Guest Stars Announced, Sydney Sweeney Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’, and More!

“Life Before His Eyes”-- Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo During a routine stop for his morning coffee, Gibbs finds himself face-to-face with the barrel of a gun, which forces him to question choices he has made in the past and present, on the 200th episode of NCIS, Tuesday, Feb. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Paramount+ has ordered a new NCIS spinoff with the working title NCIS: Europe. Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly will reprise their roles as Ziva David and Tony DiNozzo. After Ziva’s supposed death, Tony left the NCIS team to go raise their daughter. Years later, Ziva was discovered alive, leading her to complete one final mission with NCIS before she was reunited with Tony and their daughter in Paris. Since then – and where we find them in the new Paramount+ original series – Tony and Ziva have been raising their daughter, Tali, together. When Tony’s security company is attacked, they must go on the run across Europe, try to figure out who is after them and maybe even learn to trust each other again so that they can finally have their unconventional happily ever after. 

Lex Scott Davis has been cast in NBC’s Suits L.A. pilot. She will play Erica Rollins, a savvy and strong-willed rising star, Erica works for Ted Black. She’s shrewd enough to test the loyalty of her associates only to admire some of them for not having any. She joins previously announced Stephen Amell and Josh McDermitt. 

Paramount+’s Tulsa King will get an airing on CBS this summer prior to season two launching this fall. The ten episode series follows New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi, just after he is released from prison after 25 years and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Okla. Realizing that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a “crew” from a group of unlikely characters to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that to him might as well be another planet. A premiere date and times will be announced at a future date. 

NBC has ordered drama series The Hunting Party. The series is a high-concept crime procedural about a small team of investigators who are assembled to track down and capture the most dangerous killers our country has ever seen, all of whom have just escaped from a top-secret prison that’s not supposed to exist. 

Helen Hunt, Christina Hendricks, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Bucatinsky, George Wallace, and Tony Goldwyn will guest star in the upcoming third season of Max’s Hacks. A year after parting, Deborah Vance is riding high off the success of her standup special while Ava pursues new opportunities back in Los Angeles.

Sydney Sweeney is set to host Saturday Night Live March 2. Kacey Musgraves will serve as musical guest on the late night NBC series. 

American Rust: Broken Justice premieres March 28 on Prime Video. The series takes us back to the fictional small town of Buell, Pennsylvania. Del Harris and Grace Poe try to rebuild their lives after the harrowing events of Season One. Season Two picks up with a string of seemingly unrelated murders, hinting at a much larger conspiracy that threatens everyone in this small, tight-knit town. Based on Philipp Meyer’s novel of the same name, the first season premiered on Showtime, exploring the tattered American Dream in a Rust Belt town in southwest Pennsylvania through the eyes of police chief Del Harris. Harris becomes compromised when the son of the woman he loves is accused of murder, and he is forced to decide what he’s willing to do to protect him. 

Paramount+ has ordered The Donovans, a new series loosely based on Ray Donovan. With the most powerful clients in Europe, The Donovans will see family fortunes and reputations at risk, odd alliances unfold, and betrayal around every corner; and while the family might be London’s most elite fixers today, the nature of their business means there is no guarantee what’s in store tomorrow. 

Betty Gilpin and Nick Offerman are set to star in Netflix’s Death By Lightning. They join Matthew Macfadyen and Michael Shannon. Gilpin will play First Lady Crete Garfield and Offerman will play Chester Arthur in the drama series that brings to life the true story of James Garfield and his admirer turned assassin Charlies Guiteau.

Season three of The Great American Recipe premieres June 17 on PBS. An upbeat cooking competition that spotlights the amazing variety of tastes and traditions found across the country, the series celebrates the roots of America’s diverse cuisine. Season three will feature eight new talented home cooks preparing their most beloved recipes. Each week the judges will determine which home cook has the winning dish and, in the final week, the top three will compete for a chance to win this year’s competition. 

Catherine McCormack has been cast in Peacock’s upcoming series Lockerbie. Also cast are Sam Troughton, Mark Bonnar, Andy Nyman, Ardalan Esmaili, and Selwa Jghalef. They all join previously announced Colin Firth. On 21st December 1988, 259 passengers and crew were killed when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie 38 minutes after take-off, with a further 11 residents losing their life as the plane came down over the quiet, Scottish town. In the wake of the disaster and his daughter’s death, Dr Jim Swire, is nominated spokesperson for the UK victims’ families, who have united to demand truth and justice. Travelling across continents and political divides, Jim embarks on a relentless journey that not only jeopardises his stability, family and life, but completely overturns his trust in the justice system. As the truth shifts under Jim’s feet, his view of the world is left forever sullied. Exploring events from the disaster and its aftermath, it provides an intimate account of a man, a husband, and a father who risks everything in memory of his daughter and the unflinching pursuit of truth and justice. 

Parasyte: The Grey premieres April 5 on Netflix. Based on the manga by Hitoshi Iwaaki, at the center of the story is Su-in, portrayed by Jeon So-nee, as she grapples with her newfound coexistence with a parasite. The series also tracks the efforts of “Team Grey,” a group dedicated to fighting mysterious parasites that live off humans.

Jessica Green will star in The Librarians spinoff series The Librarians: The Next Chapter. The new series, set to air on The CW, centers on a “Librarian” from the past, who time traveled to the present and now finds himself stuck here. When he returns to his castle, which is now a museum, he inadvertently releases magic across the continent. He is given a new team to help him clean up the mess he made, forming a new team of Librarians.

Apple TV+ has ordered Neuromancer to series. The science fiction drama is based on the book by William Gibson. The series will follow a damaged, top-rung super-hacker named Case who is thrust into a web of digital espionage and high stakes crime with his partner Molly, a razor-girl assassin with mirrored eyes, aiming to pull a heist on a corporate dynasty with untold secrets.

Glass Heart based on the novel by Wakagi Mio, will premiere on Netflix in 2025. The series tells the story of Akane Saijo, a college student and aspiring drummer, who finds herself suddenly kicked out of her band. However, things take a turn when the brilliant musician Naoki Fujitani stumbles upon her talent and invites her to join his new ensemble. 

Jon Batiste, Becky G, Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, Scott George and the Osage Singers, and Ryan Gosling and Mark Ronson will perform nominated original songs at the 96th Oscars. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the ceremony will air live on ABC on March 10, at the new time of 7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. PDT.  

Tubi is rolling out a vibrant new brand identity. The new Tubi brand identity features more vibrant colors and unique iconography across all consumer touchpoints, including new sonic branding that has a bright, playful tone. The updated homepage and UI leverages symbols that bring more dimension to the traditional content grid including a nod to the Tubi rabbit hole, first introduced in the 2023 Super Bowl campaign, to bring viewers into the experience. 

Chicken Nugget premieres March 15 on Netflix. A woman steps into an odd machine and becomes… a chicken nugget?! Now, it’s up to her father and admirer to embark on a zany quest to bring her back.

Docuseries In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon premieres March 17 on MGM+. The series is the definitive musical biography of Paul Simon, one of the greatest songwriters (and performers) in the history of rock ‘n roll. Granted unprecedented access to the making of a new album, the filmmakers also show never-before-seen footage of Simon’s extraordinary career, from Simon & Garfunkel to the phenomenal global success of Simon’s solo album Graceland. The docuseries juxtaposes Simon’s process of making a new album during the COVID-19 pandemic against archival material tracing Simon’s career and creative journey, including revelatory, previously unseen footage from such historic moments as the recording of Bridge Over Troubled Water and Graceland, Simon & Garfunkel’s unforgettable reunion concert in Central Park, and, 10 years later, Simon’s solo concert there, where he performed before 750,000 people. 

The Believers premieres March 27 on Netflix. When their business completely tanks, three crooked friends resort to using Buddhism to put an end to their misery.

Boarders premieres on Tubi March 8. The series follows the lives of five talented Black teenagers from inner-city London as they navigate life at an elite boarding school.

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

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