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CBS has renewed Fire Country for a third season. The series stars Max Thieriot, as Bode Donovan, a young convict seeking redemption and a shortened prison sentence by joining a prison release firefighting program in Northern California, where he and other inmates are partnered with elite firefighters to extinguish massive, unpredictable wildfires across the region. It’s a high-risk, high-reward assignment, and the heat is turned up when Bode is assigned to the program in his rural hometown, where he was once a golden all-American son – until his troubles began. Years ago, Bode burned down everything in his life, leaving town with a big secret. Now he’s back, with the rap sheet of a criminal and the audacity to believe in a chance for redemption. Billy Burke, Kevin Alejandro, Diane Farr, Stephanie Arcila, Jordan Calloway and Jules Latimer also star. 

The Baxters premieres March 28 on Prime Video. Based on the book series by Karen Kingsbury, the series is a riveting family drama that follows Elizabeth and John Baxter and their five adult children. The first season centers on Elizabeth and John’s daughter, Kari, who learns the shocking truth that her professor husband, Tim, has been secretly having an affair with one of his college students. As her relationship is tested, Kari must seek comfort in her faith and family to discover if love is truly a choice and if her marriage can be redeemed. In this deeply moving faith-based journey, The Baxters must come together as a family to work through the challenges of life. 

CBS has renewed Ghosts for a fourth season. The series stars Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar as a couple that inherits a rundown mansion in upstate New York that they decide to convert into a bed & breakfast. After a near-death experience, McIver’s character is suddenly able to see ghosts that inhabit the house. Brandon Scott Jones, Richie Moriarty, Danielle Pinnock, Asher Grodman, Román Zaragoza, Sheila Carrasco, Rebecca Wisocky and Devon Chandler Long also star. 

Apple TV+ has ordered a new comedy series starring Owen Wilson. The comedy follows Pryce Cahill, an over-the-hill, ex-pro golfer whose career was derailed prematurely 20 years ago. After he gets fired from his job at an Indiana sporting goods store and his wife walks out on him, Pryce hedges his bets entirely on a troubled 17-year-old golf phenom. 

The 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will air live June 7 on CBS. The ceremony is set to take place at the historic Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles. The Lifetime Achievement honoree, nominations, host and additional information will be announced in the coming weeks. The Daytime Emmy Awards have recognized outstanding achievement in television programming and crafts since 1974, honoring work in a variety of categories, including daytime dramas, talk shows, instructional programming, hosting, culinary and legal/courtroom programs.

The Kids’ Choice Awards 2024 will air live July 13 on Nickelodeon from Pauley Pavillion in Los Angeles. This year’s show will celebrate kids’ favorites from across movies, television, music, sports, and of course Slime! Additional information including host and nominations will be announced shortly. 

TLC’s limited medical series Take My Tumor premieres April 3. The transformation series features three doctors removing tumors from patients with extreme cases. Experts in their field and renowned surgeons, Dr. Kimberly Moore Dalal, Dr. Jason Cohen, and Dr. Ryan F. Osborne take on some of the most challenging cases of their careers. This intense series highlights unique patients, difficult surgeries, and life-changing procedures.

Production has begun on the new Netflix series The Gringo Hunters. The series is inspired by a real elite Mexican police unit that catches American fugitives on the run to Mexico. The crime series will star Harold Torres, Mayra Hermosillo, Manuel Masalva, Andrew Leland Rogers, Héctor Kotsifakis, Dagoberto Gama, and Regina Nava as The Gringo Hunters, along with Sebastian Roché, Gerardo Trejoluna, Paulina Dávila, and José María Yazpik among others. 

Max announced a multiyear agreement with GKIDS to extend the exclusive U.S. film streaming rights for Studio Ghibli. The streamer has been the U.S. home to the Studio Ghibli catalogue since 2020, marking the first time the films were available to stream. As part of the deal, Max will be the future home of the film “The Boy and the Heron,” with an announcement of the Max streaming premiere date to be made later this year. This hand-drawn, original story is Hayao Miyazaki’s first feature film in 10 years. 

Tig Notaro: Hello Again premieres March 26 on Prime Video. Tig Notaro returns in a hilarious and sharply observed stand-up special packed with delightfully awkward misunderstandings, health scares made hilarious, and family moments with her wife and children that are simultaneously sidesplitting and heartwarming. From the “Make Believe Lounge” to the hallway outside her physical therapist’s office, Notaro exercises her unique gift for finding humor in situations ranging from the everyday to the bizarre. A masterful stand up at the top of her game, Notaro crafts comedy out of hallucinatory text messages, a botched meeting with a Hollywood heavyweight, and a late-night encounter with a mustachioed fireman who has her questioning everything. Featuring her signature delivery and celebrated gift for storytelling, Notaro’s riotous new hour is sure to entertain and amuse, hitting all the right notes along the way to its virtuosic finale. 

Part 1 of Ronja the Robber’s Daughter will premiere on Netflix March 28. Part 2 will air later in 2024. Welcome back the beloved Swedish fantasy-tale of Ronja the Robber’s Daughter – following Ronja as she grows up and discovers the magical, yet dangerous forest with its mysterious creatures. When Ronja meets the young boy Birk from a rival gang, it marks the beginning of a dark family feud and a forbidden friendship emerges, all while a notorious bailiff arrives to rid the forest of robbers once and for all. 

Mammals, presented by Sir David Attenborough, will premiere this summer on BBC America and AMC+. Overlaying the trailer is a version of Coldplay’s hit song “Paradise,” interwoven with the Mammals score by the composer Thomas Farnon and performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. The breathtaking visuals in this first-look showcase some of the remarkable creatures we share our planet with, from the weird and wonderfully intriguing star-nosed mole to the majestic hunting tigress. The stunning footage transports the viewer across every major environment as explored in the series from frozen wildernesses, dense jungles, baking deserts, even the dark depths of the open ocean and the skies above our forests. 

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

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