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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Palm Royale’ Trailer, ‘True Detective: Night Country’ Premieres Early, ‘Loot’ Premiere Date, ‘100 Days to Indy’ Renewed, ‘Acapulco’ Premiere Date, ‘Dreaming Whilst Black’ Renewed, and More!

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Palm Royale premieres March 20 on Apple TV+. The series follows Maxine Simmons as she endeavors to break into Palm Beach high society. As Maxine attempts to cross that impermeable line between the haves and the have-nots, it asks the same question that still baffles us today: “How much of yourself are you willing to sacrifice to get what someone else has?” Set during the powder keg year of 1969, the series is a testament to every outsider fighting for their chance to truly belong. The series is loosely based on the novel “Mr. & Mrs. American Pie” by Juliet McDaniel.

Episode five of True Detective: Night Country will premiere early on Max. The episode will begin streaming February 9. The episode will then premiere on HBO in its regular timeslot on Sundays. When the long winter night falls in Ennis, Alaska, the eight men who operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanish without a trace. To solve the case, detectives Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves, and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice. 

Season two of Loot premieres April 6 on Apple TV+. A year after Molly Wells settles her very public divorce from tech billionaire John Novak, we find her thriving in her role as the head of her philanthropic organization, the Wells Foundation. Focused mainly on her charity work, Molly has sworn off any new relationships with men. Fabulously single but not particularly independent, Molly keeps her trusty assistant Nicholas by her side. He diligently caters to her every whim … and occasionally feeds her a kale smoothie spiked with gin. Sofia Salinas, the no-nonsense executive director of the Wells Foundation, continues to run things with compassionate efficiency, but her all-business ethos is thrown for a loop when she meets Molly’s charismatic architect friend Isaac. The bromance between Howard and Nicholas also continues to flourish as they support each other in their endeavors both inside and outside the workplace. Meanwhile, Arthur has moved past his feelings for Molly and has adopted a new devil-may-care attitude on life, a change encapsulated by a very lame leather bracelet. The Wells Foundation team, including Rhonda and Ainsley, must pull together as co-workers and friends as Molly strives to publicly live up to her promise of giving away all of her vast fortune. 

The CW has renewed 100 Days to Indy for a second season set to premiere this Spring. The six episode series takes viewers behind the scenes and onto the track with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES superstar drivers as they prepare to compete for racing’s greatest prize: the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Josef Newgarden returns to defend his epic race day triumph, with an abundance of generational talent hot on his heels. This includes rising star Pato O’Ward, whose dynamic and energetic personality continues to earn him a legion of enthusiastic supporters across the globe. Former Indy 500 champion Marcus Ericsson, who placed second via a dramatic last lap pass in 2023, and SERIES champion Alex Palou, who led for 36 laps in last year’s “Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” also return with unfinished business to settle. The 2024 edition of the famed competition will also see one of racing’s top champions, Kyle Larson, make a special bid for motorsports glory in his first attempt at the Indy 500. 

Season three of Acapulco premieres May 1 on Apple TV+. It’s time to reconcile past mistakes and exciting new beginnings. In the present story, older Maximo finds himself returning to a Las Colinas he no longer recognizes. While in 1985, younger Maximo continues his climb up the ladder of success while potentially jeopardizing all the relationships he’s worked so hard to build. 

Showtime has renewed Dreaming Whilst Black for a second season. Loosely inspired by real-life events, the series tells the story of Kwabena, an aspiring filmmaker stuck in a dead-end recruitment job who takes the first step toward achieving his dream. Along the way, he is quickly confronted with the tribulations of balancing finances, love, and his own sense of reality. 

Ratched will not be returning for a second season. The news was confirmed by lead actress Sarah Paulson. Netflix picked up the series for two seasons initially. It followed the origins of Nurse Ratched from the film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” 

Dramedy Land of Women will premiere this summer on Apple TV+. The series stars Eva Longoria as Gala, a New York empty nester whose life is turned upside down when her husband implicates the family in financial improprieties, and she is forced to flee the city alongside her aging mother and college-age daughter. To escape the dangerous criminals to whom Gala’s now-vanished husband is indebted, the three women hide in the same charming wine town in northern Spain that Gala’s mother fled 50 years ago, vowing never to return. The women seek to start anew and hope their identities will remain unknown, but gossip in the small town quickly spreads, unraveling their deepest family secrets and truths. It is inspired by Sandra Barneda’s novel of the same name. 

Masterpiece PBS has an exciting lineup of shows coming up this spring. Nolly will premiere March 17. Alice and Jack premieres March 17. Mr Bates vs The Post Office premieres April 7. The final season of Guilt premieres April 28. MaryLand premieres May 5. 

Limited series Franklin starring Michael Douglas premieres April 12 on Apple TV+. Based on the novel “A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America” by Stacy Schiff, the series explores the thrilling story of the greatest gamble of Benjamin Franklin’s career. In December 1776, Franklin is world famous for his electrical experiments, but his passion and power are put to the test when – as the fate of American independence hangs in the balance – he embarks on a secret mission to France. At age 70, without any diplomatic training, Franklin convinced an absolute monarchy to underwrite America’s experiment in democracy. By virtue of his fame, charisma and ingenuity, Franklin outmaneuvered British spies, French informers and hostile colleagues to engineer the Franco-American alliance of 1778 and the peace treaty with England in 1783. 

Production has begun on Starz’s new Outlander prequel series Outlander: Blood of My Blood. Harriet Slater, Jamie Roy, Hermione Corfield, and Jeremy Irvine have joined the cast as well. The series will explore the lives and relationship of Jamie’s parents, Ellen MacKenzie and Brian Fraser. It will also explore the origin story of Claire’s parents, Julia Moriston and Henry Beauchamp. The series will center on these two parallel love stories set in two different time periods, with Jamie’s parents in the early 18th century Scottish Highlands and Claire’s parents in WWI England. 

Kandi Burruss is exiting The Real Housewives of Atlanta after 14 seasons. Burruss is the current longest running Housewife in the Bravo franchise. There is no word on when a potential sixteenth season would begin filming 

Season two of The Big Door Prize premieres April 24 on Apple TV+. Based on the novel by M.O. Walsh, season two follows the residents of Deerfield as the Morpho machine readies them for the mysterious “next stage.” As everyone’s potentials are exchanged for visions, new relationships form and new questions are asked. Dusty and Cass decide to take time apart while Trina and Jacob learn that they can shed their old labels. Giorgio and Izzy each find romance while Hana and Father Reuben attempt to discover the purpose of the machine. The small town is once again left questioning what they thought they knew about their lives, relationships, potentials and about the Morpho itself. 

CBS has announced the new cast for the upcoming 46th season of Survivor. The iconic reality series kicks off with two historic two-hour episodes February 28 and March 6. 90-minute episodes throughout the rest of the season. The individuals competing on the 46th season are fans from diverse backgrounds and bring fresh perspectives to this new era of the game, with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast. And in the end, only one will remain to claim the title of Sole Survivor and win the $1 million prize. 

Noir detective series Sugar premieres April 5 on Apple TV+. The series is a contemporary, unique take on one of the most popular and significant genres in literary, motion picture and television history: the private detective story. Colin Farrell stars as John Sugar, an American private investigator on the heels of the mysterious disappearance of Olivia Siegel, the beloved granddaughter of legendary Hollywood producer Jonathan Siegel. As Sugar tries to determine what happened to Olivia, he will also unearth Siegel family secrets; some very recent, others long-buried. 

Production has begun on the sixth and final season of Netflix’s Cobra Kai. The series takes place over 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament with the continuation of the inescapable conflict between Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence. The season will later in 2024. 

The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin premieres March 1 on Apple TV+. Dick Turpin sets out on a journey of wildly absurd escapades when he’s made the reluctant leader of a band of outlaws – and tasked with outwitting corrupt lawman and self-appointed thief-taker Jonathan Wilde. In this irreverent retelling set in the 18th century, Turpin is the most famous but least likely of highway robbers, whose success is defined mostly by his charm, showmanship and great hair. Together with his gang of lovable rogues, Turpin rides the highs and lows of his new endeavors, including a brush with celebrity, all whilst trying to escape the clutches of the thief-taker. 

Vanderpump Villa premieres this Spring on hulu. The docudrama 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. 

Season two of The Reluctant Traveler with Eugene Levy premieres March 8 on Apple TV+. After confronting some of his long-held fears in season one, Eugene Levy steps out of his comfort zone once again. This time, he’s embarking on a must-do journey for any respectable globe-trotter – a grand tour of Europe. The seven-part second season of the acclaimed country-hopping travel series follows Levy as he makes his way from the very north of the continent to the very south. Along the way, he unearths stunning hidden local gems, discovers his family tree and attempts to broaden his taste buds while experiencing the region’s unique destinations along the way. Join him as he goes on the trip of a lifetime he never knew he needed. 

Taylor Tomlinson: Have It All premieres February 13 on Netflix. In her third Netflix original comedy 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 New Look premieres February 14 on Apple TV+. Set against the World War II Nazi occupation of Paris, the series focuses on the pivotal moment in the 20th century when the French city led the world back to life through its fashion icon Christian Dior. As Dior rises to prominence with his groundbreaking, iconic imprint of beauty and influence, Chanel’s reign as the world’s most famous fashion designer is put into jeopardy. The interwoven saga follows the surprising stories of Dior’s contemporaries and rivals from Chanel to Pierre Balmain, Cristóbal Balenciaga and more; and, provides a stunning view into the atelier, designs and clothing created by Christian Dior through collaboration with the House of Dior. 

Season seven of Somebody Feed Phil premieres March 1 on Netflix. Join globe-trotting food enthusiast Phil Rosenthal as he embarks on new delectable adventures. The new season is bigger than ever, with 8 new episodes following Phil as he travels to Mumbai, Washington, D.C., Kyoto, Iceland, Dubai, The “Real” Orlando, Taipei, and Scotland; uncovering hidden gems and encountering the heart and soul of each city with each bite. Phil forges connections through the universal language of food, celebrating the joy of discovery; and the shared experience of breaking bread together. 

Manhunt premieres March 15 on Apple TV+. Based on the book “Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer” by James L. Swanson, the series is a conspiracy thriller about one of the best known but least understood crimes in history, the astonishing story of the hunt for John Wilkes Booth in the aftermath of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.

My 600-lb Life returns to TLC March 6. The series documents seven all-new journeys of morbidly obese patients as they strive to lose weight in an effort to reclaim – and save – their lives. Each two-hour episode follows a different subject as they navigate the emotional ups and downs of their extreme weight loss journey with the help of Dr. Younan Nowzaradan – aka “Dr. Now.” Each patient must undergo major diet and lifestyle changes including potential high-risk gastric bypass surgery, in order to achieve lasting and life-saving results. 

Limited series Selena & Yolanda: The Secrets Between Them premieres February 17 on Oxygen. Nearly 30 years ago, the tragic murder of Tejano superstar and Mexican-American cultural icon Selena Quintanilla Perez sent shockwaves through the world and bore a legacy that remains relevant today. Her killer, Yolanda Saldivar, is eligible for parole next year. The series examines Saldivar’s interpretation of events that ended in Selena’s death and her claims that everything wasn’t as it seemed. 

Netflix has lined up an impressive array of new series, films, and unscripted shows set to thrill audiences throughout 2024. This year’s slate features world-class titles, returning beloved series, films that run the gamut of genres, and a wide range of unscripted shows. 

Apple TV+ unveiled a sneak peek at the star-studded lineup of new and returning original series set to debut in 2024. Also announced are premiere dates for Dark Matter (May 8), season four of Trying (May 22), and Presumed Innocent (June 14). 

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

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