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Your TV Source Roundup: NBC Renews Five Series, ‘House of the Dragon’ Premiere Date, ‘The Veil’ Trailer, ‘Ark: The Animated Series’ Announced, ‘Heartbreak High’ Trailer, ‘Bupkis’ No Longer Going Forward, and More!

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NBC has renewed five series for the upcoming 2024-2025 season. Returning are Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU. The status of Law & Order: Organized Crime is still in discussion

House of the Dragon returns for season two June 16 on HBO. Westeros is on the brink of a bloody civil war with the Green and Black Councils fighting for King Aegon and Queen Rhaenyra, respectively. As each side believes theirs to be the rightful seat on the Iron Throne, the Green and Black trailers reflect those two perspectives in separate yet complementary halves of the same story.

FX’s The Veil premieres April 30 on hulu. Starring Elisabeth Moss, the series is a spy thriller that explores the surprising and fraught relationship between two women who play a deadly game of truth and lies on the road from Istanbul to Paris and London. One woman has a secret, the other a mission to reveal it before thousands of lives are lost. In the shadows, the CIA and French DGSE must work together to avert potential disaster.

Ark: The Animated Series is now streaming on Paramount+ with the first six episodes. Part two of the season will debut with seven new episodes at a later date. The animated series voice cast includes Michelle Yeoh, Russell Crowe, Gerard Butler, David Tennant, Jeffrey Wright, Elliot Page, Madeleine Madden, and Vin Diesel. The series is based on the video game franchise and is a sweeping saga spanning eons of human history. When 21st century paleontologist Helena Walker finds herself resurrected on a mysterious primeval island populated by prehistoric beasts, she must learn to survive with new allies from throughout time, while trying to uncover the true nature of their strange new world. 

Season two of Heartbreak High premieres April 11 on Netflix. All our heroes are back for Term Two at the “lowest ranking school in the district.” But fresh hotties, a new sports teacher and a mystery assailant, throw any hopes for a peaceful term into disarray, while the race for school captain is seeing dirty tactics run rife through Hartley High.

Bupkis will no longer be going forward with a second season. Star Pete Davidson decided against continuing with the series despite Peacock renewing the series for a second season. Edie Falco and Joe Pesci also starred in the series. 

Ana Ortiz has been cast in the upcoming second season of Goosebumps. Also joining are Sam McCarthy, Jayden Bartels, Elijah Cooper, Galilea La Salvia and Francesca Noel as well as previously announced David Schwimmer. The new story begins with Devin and Cece, fraternal twins adjusting to life with their recently divorced dad, Anthony. When the duo discovers a threat stirring, they quickly realize that dark secrets are among them, triggering a chain of events that unravel a profound mystery. As they delve into the unknown, Devin, Cece and their friends – Alex, CJ and Frankie – find themselves entangled in the chilling tale of four teenagers who mysteriously vanished in 1994.

Showtime is no longer moving forward with the previously ordered second season of Uncoupled. The first season aired on Netflix before Showtime picked up the series for a second season. Strike caused delays and Showtime folding into Paramount+ led to the decision to no longer go forward with the series. 

Kyle Schmid has been cast in NCIS: Origins. Schmid will play a younger version of Mike Franks played by Muse Watson on NCIS. The new series begins in 1991, years prior to the events of NCIS, and follows a young Leroy Jethro Gibbs. In the series, Gibbs starts his career as a newly minted special agent at the fledgling NIS Camp Pendleton office where he forges his place on a gritty, ragtag team led by NCIS legend Mike Franks. 

Maggie Q is set to star in Prime Video’s upcoming Bosch spinoff series. The untitled Renée Ballard series will follow a cold case department at the LAPD. Both series are inspired by the books by Michael Connelly. 

Henry Golding, Mark Strong and Lena Olin have been cast in the second season of Nine Perfect Strangers. They join Nicole Kidman who will be returning to the hulu series. 

Cherry Jones, Pilou Asbæk, Synnøve Karlsen, Cody Fern, Brandon P. Bell, Tómas Lemarquis, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, and Leo Bill have been cast in Foundation. They join Lee Pace and Jared Harris as series regulars in the upcoming third season of the Apple TV+ series. 

Star Trek: Discovery premieres April 4 on Paramount+. The fifth and final season will find Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery uncovering a mystery that will send them on an epic adventure across the galaxy to find an ancient power whose very existence has been deliberately hidden for centuries. But there are others on the hunt as well… dangerous foes who are desperate to claim the prize for themselves and will stop at nothing to get it. 

Annemarie Wiley is exiting The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills after one season. Bravo has yet to confirm which Housewives will be returning for the upcoming fourteenth season. 

The complete series of The Mentalist and Sherlock are coming soon to hulu. All seven seasons of The Mentalist will begin streaming March 25. All four seasons of Sherlock will begin streaming March 26. 

Syndicated game show People Puzzler has been renewed for a second season. Hosted by Leah Remini, three lucky contestants put their pop culture knowledge to the test to complete iconic, People Puzzler crosswords. The player who has won the most points after three rounds will move on to the Fast Puzzle Bonus Round where they will have the opportunity to win a cash prize.

In the Kitchen with Harry Hamlin premieres May 15 on AMC+ and IFC. Harry Hamlin and his niece and classically trained chef, Renee Guilbaul, share favorite recipes, practical kitchen tips and secrets to a successful dinner party that exudes casual elegance. Each week, they’ll welcome a variety of guests from across the pop culture spectrum into the Hamlin’s kitchen, including Lisa Rinna, Bobby Moynihan, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Dean Norris, Tongayi Chirisa, and Ed Begley Jr., among others. 

Love Is Blind: UK is coming to Netflix this August. The very real social experiment is hosted by Emma and Matt Willis where British singles look for love and get engaged, all before meeting in person. But who will say ‘I do’? 

90 Day Fiance: Love in Paradise returns April 22 on TLC. Four lovestruck Americans travel to new international locations including Brazil, Italy, Malta and Colombia to be with their significant others who reside in these countries. The couples featured this season test each other’s limits, face emotional hardships and learn surprising, new things about themselves along the way. 

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

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