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Your TV Source Roundup: Sam Waterston Exiting ‘Law & Order’, ‘A Classic Spy’ Adds Cast, ‘Lopez vs Lopez’ Premiere Date, ‘Where Is Wendy Williams?’ Premiere Date, ‘Diarra From Detroit’ Trailer, ‘Code 8 Part II’ Premiere Date, and More!

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Sam Waterston will be stepping down as District Attorney Jack McCoy on NBC’s Law & Order. Waterston, who has appeared in over 400 episodes, joined the series in its fourth season in 1994 and returned for the revival in 2022. Tony Goldwyn has joined the cast as the new district attorney. The series also stars Hugh Dancy, Camryn Manheim, Odelya Halevi, Mehcad Brooks and Reid Scott. 

Netflix has announced more cast for its upcoming comedy series from Mike Schur, now titled A Classic Spy. Joining Ted Danson are Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Stephanie Beatriz, Lilah Richcreek Estrada, Stephen Mckinley Henderson, Sally Struthers, Eugene Cordero, Margaret Avery, John Getz, Susan Ruttan, Lori Tan Chinn, Clyde Kusatsu, Marc Evan Jackson,and Jama Williamson. Charles, a retired man, gets a new lease on life when he answers an ad from a PI and becomes a mole in a secret investigation. 

Season two of Lopez vs Lopez premieres on NBC April 2 with back-to-back episodes at 8 and 8:30 p.m. The series will continue in those timeslots going forward. Season two guest stars include Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Diana Maria Riva, and Marshawn Lynch.  

Where Is Wendy Williams? premieres on Lifetime February 24 and 25. After Wendy Williams was placed under a financial guardianship and her hit talk show was unexpectedly canceled, she was determined to make a career comeback. Opening the doors to her private life like never before, cameras chronicled her comeback journey to reclaim her life and legacy despite facing health issues and personal turbulence. With unparalleled access granted by Wendy to film with her and her family for nearly two years, what was captured was not what anyone expected.

Diarra From Detroit premieres March 21 on BET+. The series follows a divorcing schoolteacher who refuses to believe she’s been ghosted by her rebound Tinder date. Her search for the missing man pulls her into a decades-old mystery involving the Detroit underworld. As the case unfolds, her co-workers, friends, and lovers become unlikely allies as she falls down a dangerous rabbit hole. 

Code 8 Part II premieres on Netflix February 28. In this sequel to Code 8, Connor is out of prison and working as a janitor at a community center, having cut ties with his former criminal associate Garrett. Connor’s attempt at staying out of trouble is destroyed when he’s forced to help 14-year-old Pav escape from a pack of corrupt officers led by Sergeant King. King uses the newly launched robotic K9’s to track Pav down, while Connor finds himself once again reaching out to Garrett and his crew for help, but can he trust the man who landed him in prison in the first place?

Ayo Edebiri is set to host Saturday Night Live February 3 on NBC. She will be joined by Jennifer Lopez who will be serving as musical guest on the late night series. 

House of Ninjas premieres February 15 on Netflix. Years after retiring from their formidable ninja lives, a dysfunctional family must return to shadowy missions to counteract a string of looming threats.

All twelve episodes of season three of The Daily Life of the Immortal King are now streaming with an English dub on Crunchyroll. Season four will begin streaming its English dub weekly starting February 10. For cultivation prodigy Wang Ling, defeating a demon king at age 6 is nothing compared to fitting in at highschool. And now with supernatural threats on the rise, Wang may have to put his magic studies on hold to save the world!

Catherine O’Hara has been cast in the second season of The Last Of Us as a guest star. No word on who she will be playing in the HBO series. The series recently cast Kaitlyn Dever, Isabela Merced, and Young Mazino. 

Season three of Clarkson’s Farm premieres May 3 on Prime Video. Audiences can expect in-depth, authentic, and unexpected trials and tribulations as Jeremy, Lisa, Kaleb, Gerald, and Cheerful Charlie tackle the ever-unpredictable world of British farming. The new season finds Diddly Squat facing some seriously daunting challenges. The crops are failing in the severe hot weather, inflation has driven prices of supplies sky high, dreams for the beloved restaurant are dashed and now the farm shop also faces closure. Jeremy urgently needs to come up with creative new ways of making ends meet, so hatches a plan to turn a profit from hundreds of acres of unfarmed land – thick woodland and hedgerows that make up half of Diddly Squat. This triggers an avalanche of Clarkson-crafted schemes, involving everything from goats and pigs to mushrooms, nettles and deer.

Adam Sandler will receive the People’s Icon Award at the 2024 People’s Choice Awards. Hosted by Simu Liu, the ceremony will air live on February 18 on NBC, Peacock and E! from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

The Grand Tour: Sand Job premieres February 16 on Prime Video. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May reunite in the remote African country of Mauritania, following in the footsteps of the legendary Paris-Dakar rally. Instead of bespoke Dakar racers, the boys must complete their journey in cheap modified sports cars. Their journey begins with the world’s longest train and sees them tackle the killer Sahara and perilous river crossings whilst protecting their precious fuel bowser from exploding. Battling scorching temperatures and unforgiving sand terrain, filming this special was a true test for both the presenters and their cars. The final special of The Grand Tour with the trio is set to launch on Prime Video later this year. 

Churchy premieres on BET+ February 15. Corey Carr Jr.’s life takes an unexpected turn when he’s bypassed for leadership of his father’s mega-church. Determined to prove his worth, Corey packs up his dreams and heads to middle-of-nowhere Lubbock, Texas, with lofty ambitions to build his own ministry from the ground up. However, after quickly stumbling upon the realization that small-town church life is an entirely different ball game, Corey slowly accepts that the path to spiritual leadership might just be funnier and more profound than any sermon could ever teach.

Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar premieres on Netflix in 2024. Step into the world of Heeramandi… where courtesans were once queens. In the midst of a power struggle in Heeramandi, a young heir caught in the crossfire chooses love over succession, disrupting the status quo. Set in pre-independent India against a burgeoning freedom movement, the final thread holding the art of tawaifs (courtesans) is put to the test. Hailed as the grandest and most-awaited series of the year, the creative visionary, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is set to unveil his 14-year passion project in collaboration with Netflix, to global audiences. Prepare for your personal screens to be adorned with an epic saga of love, power, revenge and freedom. The series promises to be a profound celebration of art, culture, beauty, and Bhansali’s legacy. 

Peanuts special Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin premieres on Apple TV+ February 16. The origin story for one of Peanuts’ most beloved characters, the special follows Franklin as he moves to a new town and navigates new friendships. Franklin’s family is always on the move with his dad’s military job, and everywhere he goes Franklin finds support in a notebook filled with his grandfather’s advice on friendship. But when Franklin tries his usual strategies with the Peanuts gang, he has trouble fitting in. That’s until he learns about the neighborhood Soap Box Derby race – according to his grandfather, everyone loves a winner! He’s sure that winning the race will also mean winning over some new friends. All he needs is a partner, which he finds in Charlie Brown. Franklin and Charlie Brown work together to build a car and in the process become good buddies. But as the race nears, the pressure mounts – can their car and their newfound friendship make it to the finish line? 

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

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