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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘True Detective’ Renewed, ‘The Boys’ Premiere Date, ‘Frasier’ Renewed, ‘The Gentlemen’ Trailer, ‘Chad Powers’ Ordered, ‘The Manny’ Renewed, and More!

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HBO has renewed True Detective for a fifth season. Additionally, under a new multiyear overall deal with HBO, Issa López will create content exclusive to HBO and Max, including the next season of True Detective. The anthology series last took place 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 four of The Boys will premiere June 13 on Prime Video with the first three episodes, followed by a new episode each week. In Season Four, the world is on the brink. Victoria Neuman is closer than ever to the Oval Office and under the muscly thumb of Homelander, who is consolidating his power. Butcher, with only months to live, has lost Becca’s son and his job as The Boys’ leader. The rest of the team are fed up with his lies. With the stakes higher than ever, they have to find a way to work together and save the world before it’s too late. The series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit, and Cameron Crovetti. Season Four will welcome Susan Heyward, Valorie Curry, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan to the cast. 

Paramount+ has renewed Frasier for a second season. The series will continue to film in front of a live studio audience at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. The series follows Frasier Crane in the next chapter of his life after he returns to Boston to face new challenges, forge new relationships and – with hope – finally fulfill an old dream or two. 

The Gentlemen premieres March 7 on Netflix. The series sees Eddie Horniman unexpectedly inherit his father’s sizeable country estate – only to discover it’s part of a cannabis empire. What’s more, a host of unsavoury characters from Britain’s criminal underworld want a piece of the operation… Determined to extricate his family from their clutches, Eddie tries to play the gangsters at their own game. However, as he gets sucked into the world of criminality, he begins to find a taste for it. The series is set in the world of The Gentlemen film, with a whole new cast, combining Hollywood talent and British film and TV legends

Hulu has ordered Chad Powers to series. It is based on the sketch that aired on ESPN+ as part of Eli’s Places. When bad behavior nukes hotshot QB Russ Holliday’s college career, he disguises himself and walks onto a struggling Southern football team as the talented, affable Chad Powers.Glen Powell stars in the series. 

Netflix has renewed The Manny for a second season. Jimena juggles trying to keep her life in order. Between raising her three children, competing for the company’s presidency, and dealing with her (almost) ex-husband, she has her hands full. She then meets Gaby, a charming rancher who unexpectedly turns out to be the best nanny for her children. Unexpectedly, Gabriel and Jimena will fall in love without minding stereotypes about gender roles. 

The final season of grown-ish returns March 27 on Freeform. After following in his big sister Zoey’s footsteps and taking on her alma mater, Andre Johnson Jr., aka Junior, makes moves to step out of his sister’s shadow and become a big man on campus. 

Josh McDermitt has been cast in the Suits L.A. pilot. He joins Stephen Amell in the potential Suits spinoff series. 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. 

Eva Longoria has been cast in the upcoming fourth season of Only Murders in the Building. Longoria will recur in the hulu series, though no word on who she will play yet. 

Fabrizio Guido, Keyla Monterroso and Roberto Sanchez have been cast in Mindy Kaling’s upcoming Netflix comedy series. Kate Hudson stars alongside Brenda Song, Scott MacArthur and Drew Tarver. 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. 

House Hunters: All Stars premieres March 21 on HGTV. The spinoff series will see some of the network’s top real estate experts help prospective buyers find dream properties in their own hometowns. It will follow the series’ quintessential format – each HGTV star will showcase desirable residential options in the city they know best, taking hopeful clients, who are also their superfans, on multiple house tours and offering guidance on which home is a smart investment and match for their wishlist. HGTV stars include Galey Alix, Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas, Chelsea and Cole DeBoer, Heather Rae El Moussa, Mina Starsiak Hawk, Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt, Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis, Rico León, Jasmine Roth, Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson, Page Turner,and Veronica Valencia. 

Netflix is developing a spinoff of Virgin River. The potential series would follow the origins of Mel’s parents. The upcoming sixth season will feature flashbacks to young versions of the parents and they could star in the potential new series. 

Troy Kotsur has been cast in season three of Foundation. The Apple TV+ is based on the trilogy by Isaac Asimov. 

Season two of Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard premieres March 24 on Bravo. Ten young Black professionals and entrepreneurs head to Martha’s Vineyard, an island south of Cape Cod that was one of the first beach destinations where African-Americans could vacation and purchase property. As they band together to escape their worries, discover the beauty of this exclusive enclave and have an epic summer, it becomes clear that some of their friendships are fractured while others are in full bloom. Returning to the summertime sanctuary are Nick Arrington, Jasmine Ellis Cooper, Jordan Emanuel, Bria Fleming, Shanice Henderson, Amir Lancaster, Preston Mitchum, Summer Marie Thomas and Alex Tyree. This summer, the housemates are joined by new friend Noelle Hughley. 

Production has begun on season three of Power Book IV: Force. The popular series stars Joseph Sikora as “Tommy Egan,” a fan-favorite character who continues to captivate fans with his unique brand of humor. As the third spinoff in the Power franchise, the series sees Tommy cut ties in New York and heads to Chicago in search of family. One step leads to another and Tommy quickly finds himself in Chicago’s ruthless drug game between two of the city’s biggest crews, and a revolving door of rivalries trying to stake their claim. Tommy is more determined than ever to be the sole distributor in Chicago and must decide what he is willing to sacrifice to finally ascend the throne of a kingpin. 

Limited drama series The Tattooist of Auschwitz premieres May 2 on Peacock. The series is inspired by the real-life story of Jewish Holocaust survivors Lali and Gita Sokolov. Lali arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1942, and shortly after arrival, he was made one of the tätowierer (tattooists), charged to ink identification numbers onto fellow prisoners’ arms. One day, he meets Gita when tattooing her prisoner number on her arm. They experience love at first sight, and so begins a courageous, unforgettable, and human story. Under constant guard from a volatile Nazi SS officer Baretzki, Lali and Gita became determined to keep each other alive. Around 60 years later, Lali meets novice writer Heather Morris. Recently widowed, Lali finds the courage to tell the world his story. In recounting his story to Heather, Lali, in his 80s, faces the traumatic ghosts of his youth and relives his memories of falling in love in the most horrific of places. 

Docuseries Turning Point: The Bomb and the Cold War premieres March 12 on Netflix. The series features more than 100 interviews conducted in 7 countries around the world revealing deeply personal stories that show how much the Cold War transformed lives and drove world history. From survivors of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima to extensive filming in Ukraine, Germany, and some of the former Soviet Republics, the series includes interviews with six current or former world leaders including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as well as prominent political figures like NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, former CIA Director Robert Gates and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The series also features key figures of the Cold War, including the son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, prominent German protest leaders who helped topple the Berlin Wall, as well as one of the last long form interviews with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, who called the United States’ classified nuclear plans “institutional insanity.” This nine-part docuseries is an exploration of the decades-long conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union framed by current events that make it clear we are still very much feeling the effects of the Cold War.

Unscripted series The McBee Dynasty: Real American Cowboys premieres March 11 on Peacock. The series follows patriarch Steve McBee, the hard-working founder of the family business, and his four sons: Steven Jr. the business-minded heir apparent, Cole the underdog who works hard in the field, Jesse the quiet cowboy, and Brayden who has the least interest in farming. The docuseries reveals the high-stakes world of farming and ranching in rural Missouri and what it takes to be a real American cowboy. Viewers will also get a behind-the-scenes look into a family dynasty and the sibling rivalry that ensues when a family tries to expand their business. In addition to the relationship with Steve McBee and his four boys, audiences will also witness the sons in romantic relationships with longtime girlfriends who are growing impatient waiting for the boys to commit. 

ARA San Juan: The Submarine That Disappeared premeires March 7 on Netflix. On November 15th, 2017, Argentine naval submarine ARA San Juan disappeared from all radars with it’s 44 crew members on board. The search paralyzed the country, while relatives waited for a miracle and relentlessly asked for their beloved. What actually happened?

Docuseries Earthsounds premieres February 23 on Apple TV+. Narrated by Tom Hiddleston and filmed over 1,000 days across three and half years, the series reveals our planet like never before – a world buzzing with unexpected, unfamiliar and untold sonic stories that we have never been able to capture – until now. The series documents over 3,000 hours of audio, using cutting-edge technology to record our planet in brand-new ways and was filmed across 20 countries on all seven continents. The series travels to spectacular habitats, including the Queensland rainforest, the Antarctic ice shelf, the Namibian dunes, tropical coral reefs and more. Discoveries and rarely heard recordings from the series include snow leopards singing love songs, the intimate chatter of ostrich chicks from inside their eggs, musical spiders, walrus’s underwater courtship calls and more. But it’s not just animals that make unusual noises. The series also captures the mesmerizing secret sounds of our planet, including the hum of deserts, drinking trees and the mysterious buzz of the northern lights. 

Season three of Jellystone! is streaming now on Max. Welcome back to Jellystone. A peaceful town where nothing ever goes… wrong?

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

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