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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Obliterated’ Canceled, ‘Suits L.A.’ Pilot Ordered, Netflix Teases 2024, ‘Mary & George’ Trailer, ‘Ten-Year-Old Tom’ Canceled, ‘Say Nothing’ Ordered, and More!

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Netflix has canceled Obliterated after one season. The series is a high octane action-comedy that tells the story of an elite special forces team who thwarts a deadly threat to Las Vegas. After their celebratory party, filled with booze, drugs and sex, the team discovers that the bomb they deactivated was a fake. The now intoxicated team has to fight through their impairments, overcome their personal issues, find the real bomb, and save the world. 

NBC has officially ordered a pilot for Suits: L.A. based on the USA Network series Suits. Ted Black, a former federal prosecutor from New York, has reinvented himself representing the most powerful clients in Los Angeles. His firm is at a crisis point, and in order to survive he must embrace a role he held in contempt his entire career. Ted is surrounded by a stellar group of characters who test their loyalties to both Ted and each other while they can’t help but mix their personal and professional lives. All of this is going on while events from years ago slowly unravel that led Ted to leave behind everything and everyone he loved.

Netflix has teased what is yet to come in 2024 on the streamer. Highlighted are Squid Game, Cobra Kai, The Umbrella Academy, Outer Banks, Sweet Tooth, American Primeval, Black Doves and Eric, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and 3 Body Problem. Also coming this year are The Night Agent, Emily in Paris, Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story, The Diplomat, Elite, Heartstopper, Vikings: Valhalla, That ’90s Show, The Empress, and many more. Highly anticipated series Stranger Things, Wednesday, Ginny & Georgia and Virgin River will not premiere until 2025. The network also offered a sneak peak at the upcoming season of Bridgerton, premiering May 16. 

Limited series Mary & George premieres April 5. Based on a scandalous true story, the series is about a treacherous mother and son who schemed, seduced and killed to conquer the Court of England and the bed of King James I. Julianne Moore plays Mary Villiers, Countess of Buckingham, who in 17th century England molded her beautiful son, George, to seduce King James I and become his all-powerful lover. Through outrageous scheming, the pair rose from humble beginnings to become one of the richest, most titled and influential players the English court had ever seen, and the King’s most trusted advisors. Nicholas Galitzine plays her son, George Villiers, a naïve romantic who alongside his ruthless mother was prepared to stop at nothing to get to the top. Tony Curran stars as King James I, the target of Mary & George’s seductive scheming. 

Max has canceled Ten-Year-Old Tom after two seasons. The series follows the misadventures of an average kid as he contends with questionable guidance from the well-meaning grownups around him. Being a kid is hard enough for Tom, but when bad influences seem to lurk around every corner – from litigious parents and drug dealing bus drivers to school administrators who want to sleep with his mom – it’s downright impossible. While the adults in Tom’s life certainly mean well, they just can’t manage to lead by example. 

FX has ordered limited series Say Nothing. Based on “Say Nothing” By Patrick Radden Keefe, the series explores the tumultuous period in Northern Ireland known as The Troubles. The series launches with the shocking disappearance of Jean McConville, a single mother of ten who was abducted from her home in 1972 and never seen alive again. But McConville was only one of many others who became known collectively as The Disappeared. 

The English dub of From Me to You: Kimi ni Todoke is now available on Netflix. The first two seasons, consisting of 38 episodes are all available. The dub release comes ahead of the upcoming third season, which will be dubbed in English as well. Sawako Kuronuma’s one wish in life is to make friends. That’s a difficult proposition when everyone who meets her cowers in terror, due to her resemblance to Sadako (after whom they nickname her) from the Japanese horror movie series The Ring. Shunned by her classmates, her life starts to change after she befriends her classmate, Shōta Kazehaya, a popular, easygoing and 100% refreshing guy who is nice with everyone, even with her.

Netflix has ordered Death by Lightning. The series is a drama retelling the rise of US President James Garfield and his subsequent assassination. Matthew Macfadyen will play Charles Guiteau while Michael Shannon will play James Garfield.  

The English dub of I’ve Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills (Noumin Kanren no Skill bakka Agetetara Nazeka Tsuyoku Natta) premeires February 23 on HIDIVE. Al Wayne loves farming to the point he inadvertently maxed out his character stats while improving his agriculture skills! He’s superpowered in the most unexpected of ways, with abilities even the strongest of heroes would envy. Alas, all he wants is an idyllic farmer’s life, but with demons and monsters invading the realm, Al may have to take up the mantle of hero just to keep his dreams from withering away!

Brenda Song, Scott MacArthur and Drew Tarver have been cast in Netflix’s Untitled Mindy Kaling Series. They join Kate Hudson in the comedy series. When a scandal forces her brother to resign, Isla Gordon is appointed President of the Los Angeles Waves, one of the most storied professional basketball franchises, and her family business. Ambitious and often overlooked, Isla will have to prove to her skeptical brothers, the board, and the larger sports community that she was the right choice for the job, especially in the unpredictable, male-dominated world of sports. 

Season two of Extraordinary will premiere on hulu March 6. Season two picks up where season one spectacularly left off, following Jen on her powers journey as she enrols as a client at the power clinic. Jen soon discovers that the process of finding her power isn’t as easy as she hoped, and things in the rest of her life aren’t smooth sailing either. Ex-cat, now-boyfriend Jizzlord has had an unexpected revelation about his past, and Kash and Carrie are attempting to be totally mature and dignified about their break-up, which is not easy when they’re still living under the same roof. It seems that Jen and the gang are dealing with new levels of adulting and chaos that none of them are prepared for. 

Eddie Jackson has signed a new exclusive deal with Food Network. He currently hosts Outchef’d, Christmas Cookie Challenge and Yum and Yummer, and appears regularly on many other shows including Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped and Supermarket Stakeout

Davey & Jonesie’s Locker premieres March 22 on hulu. The original series follows Davey and Jonesie, two lovably eccentric best friends who have always felt out of step with their peers and the banal backdrop of their high school existence. So, when they discover their locker is actually a portal to the multiverse, they’re more than ready to escape their teenage prison of mediocrity in favor of new horizons. But the joke is on them when they only end up in bizarre, alternate versions of their high school, surrounded by offbeat versions of their classmates. Fortunately, these audacious and creative besties are ready to make the most of this vacation from reality by leaving their mark on every universe they visit…even if it means choosing interdimensional chaos while they’re at it. Worth it for the vibes. 

Lost U-Boats of WWII premieres February 27 on The History Channel. According to some, at the end of World War II, the Nazis took stolen treasures and loaded it onto specially modified U-boats. The vessels allegedly had their torpedoes removed so that they could store and transport gold, diamonds, art, and other precious items across the Atlantic to South America. Although some treasure has been recovered in Europe, a substantial portion of the remaining goods are still missing. The series will follow Darrell Miklos and his team as they embark on a treasure hunt by both land and sea, interviewing historians, locals and diving the waters in and around Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic, uncovering a wide-range of German WWII-era artifacts and clues as they attempt to locate the missing U-boats. It will feature: a can’t-miss opening segment from Allegiant Stadium re-creating SpongeBob’s iconic “Sweet Victory” performance; hijinks throughout the game from fan-favorite villain Plankton; appearances from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; reimagined end zone cannons that fire Slime, Krabby Patties and pickles; undersea AR jellyfish within the stadium; Slime trails and pineapples; and surprise appearances from beloved Nickelodeon characters in the crowd. The production will continue to showcase one-of-a-kind content and Nick-themed elements throughout, including guest appearances, original on-field graphics, virtual filters, and more for kids and families. 

Super Bowl LVIII Live from Bikini Bottom will feature enhanced graphics and advanced augmented reality, bringing the historic Slime-filled telecast to SpongeBob SquarePants’ undersea home. On February 11, for the first-time ever, characters from SpongeBob SquarePants will join the telecast live, with an animated SpongeBob SquarePants (voiced by Tom Kenny) and Patrick Star (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke) joining CBS Sports analyst Nate Burleson and play-by-play announcer Noah Eagle live in the booth to call the game. Sandy Cheeks (voiced by Carolyn Lawrence) will make her sideline reporting debut, while Larry the Lobster (voiced by Mr. Lawrence) provides live commentary. NFL Slimetime’s Young Dylan and Dylan Schefter will also report live from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev. Dora the Explorer (voiced by Diana Zermeño) and Boots (voiced by Asher Colton Spence) help explain penalty calls during the game. 

The Masked Singer is gearing up for Season 11 with all-new theme nights, kicking off March 6. Rita Ora joins Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg and Robin Thicke at the panelists’ desk this season, alongside host Nick Cannon. Season 11 will introduce all-new themed episodes, including “The Wizard of Oz,” in celebration of the 85th anniversary of the classic film, “TRANSFORMERS,” as the iconic brand celebrates its 40th anniversary, and special musical anthology episodes including “Billy Joel Night” and “Queen Night.” Additional themes include “Girl Groups,” “Soundtrack of my Life,” “TV Theme Night,” and “Shower Anthems.” The themes will be weaved throughout the performers’ song selections, costumes, celebrity guests, set design… and may even provide clues as to WHO is under the mask! Sixteen all-new celebrity singers will embrace the masked madness, disguised under amazingly intricate new costumes including “Gumball,” “Lizard,” “Ugly Sweater,” “Goldfish,” “Starfish,” “Book,” and more – including three new wildcards! 

OMG Fashun premieres May 6 on E! hosted by Julia Fox. Julia inspires pioneering fashion disruptors to upend traditional style convention, break the rules and redefine “cool.” Each episode challenges three disruptors to create a boundary-breaking look born of Fox’s beautifully bold brain. Using materials and techniques that would make fashion’s so-called gatekeepers squirm, the contestants must race against the clock to compose and style their unconventional ensembles for the judging panel, consisting of Fox, Roach and a rotating expert guest judge. The disruptor with the most eye-catching, unexpected and cutting-edge look is crowned the winner of the competition. Each week’s winner is awarded a $10,000 cash prize and gets their garment modeled by Fox. 

Season two of AlRawabi School for Girls premieres February 15 on Netflix. A new year means a new class, new rules – and new rulers – at the prestigious AlRawabi School for Girls. 

Docuseries The Truth About Jim premieres February 15 on Max. Amateur investigator Sierra Barter confronts a traumatic past and secrets that have plagued her family for generations. Sierra, her mother Shannon, and her grandmother Judy bravely pursue the truth about a mystery that could change their lives forever – was Jim Mordecai, their husband, stepfather, and step-grandfather a notorious serial killer? 

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

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