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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ Premiere Date, ‘Beast Games’ Ordered, ‘The Hunting Wives’ Adds Cast, ‘X-Men ’97’ Recap, ‘Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock’ Trailer, Melissa Peterman Joins Reba McEntire In Comedy Pilot, and More!

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Star Wars: The Acolyte will premiere on Disney+ June 4. The mystery-thriller will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era. A former Padawan reunites with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes, but the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated. The series stars Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Carrie-Anne Moss. Additional information will be revealed tomorrow.

Prime Video has ordered Beast Games from MrBeast. Based on host MrBeast’s YouTube show, the series is set to become the biggest reality competition series ever with 1000 contestants competing for a $5 million dollar cash prize which will be the biggest single prize in the history of television and streaming. 

Chrissy Metz, Jaime Ray Newman, Katie Lowes, and George Ferrier have been cast in Starz upcoming series The Hunting Wives. They join Malin Åkerman, Brittany Snow, Dermot Mulroney, and Evan Jonigkeit. The series is based on the novel by May Cobb, which tells the story of Sophie and her family’s move from the East Coast to deep East Texas, where she succumbs to socialite Margo Bank’s irresistible charms – and finds her life consumed by obsession, seduction, and murder. 

X-Men ’97 premieres on Disney+ March 20. The series revisits the iconic era of the 1990s as The X-Men, a band of mutants who use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them, are challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future. The voice cast includes Ray Chase as Cyclops, Jennifer Hale as Jean Grey, Alison Sealy-Smith as Storm, Cal Dodd as Wolverine, JP Karliak as Morph, Lenore Zann as Rogue, George Buza as Beast, AJ LoCascio as Gambit, Holly Chou as Jubilee, Isaac Robinson-Smith as Bishop, Matthew Waterson as Magneto and Adrian Hough as Nightcrawler.

Season two of Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock premieres March 29 on Apple TV+. Jim Henson’s fun-loving and musical Fraggles – Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley and Uncle Travelling Matt, appearing alongside new Fraggles and Doozers voiced by special guest stars, including Ariana DeBose, Brett Goldstein, Catherine O’Hara, Daveed Diggs, Adam Lambert and aespa – are back with more epic, fun and zany adventures, this time with big changes affecting the Rock. The Fraggles, Doozers and Gorgs will be forced to confront their past and celebrate their interdependence as they move through challenges together with hope, silliness and brand-new songs, all while dancing their cares away … down at Fraggle Rock. 

Melissa Peterman is set to reunite with Reba McEntire on NBC’s untitled comedy pilot. The two starred in The WB/The CW series Reba. Also joining the pilot are Belissa Escobedo, Tokala Black Elk, Rex Linn and Pablo Castelblanco. Reba inherits her father’s restaurant and is less than thrilled to discover that she has a new business partner in the half-sister she never knew she had. 

Harry Wild returns for season three May 13 on Acorn TV. In season three, Harry and Fergus are hired to prove the lead singer of Ireland’s hottest boy band didn’t kill himself, find out who decapitated a woman in a busy restaurant, discover who murdered a despotic director on the set of Ireland’s leading daytime soap opera, work out how a mystery writer managed to shoot himself in a locked panic room without a gun, and more. Meanwhile, with the agency still as busy as ever, Harry and Fergus have to find a way to balance work and life as Fergus plans to contest Paula’s custody claim to his sister. 

NBC has canceled LA Fire and Rescue and Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge. Both series aired for one season last summer. The news comes after the network released their summer schedule. 

HBO has ordered a comedy pilot from Rachel Sennott. Sennott will also star in the half hour project about a group of friends. 

Antonia Thomas and Brandon Larracuente, are set to reprise their roles as Claire and Daniel on The Good Doctor. Ruby Kelley and Guillermo Diaz will also appear in the final season of the ABC medical drama series. 

Sanya Richards-Ross will not be returning to Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She had been with the series for two seasons and is one of the many cast changes in the works ahead of season sixteen. 

Full Court Press premieres on ABC and ESPN+ May 11 and 12. The four part series will feature exclusive interviews and unparalleled behind-the-scenes access documenting elite collegiate women’s basketball stars from current record-breaking season. The series chronicles the ongoing journeys of senior Iowa guard Caitlin Clark, senior South Carolina center Kamilla Cardoso and sophomore UCLA guard Kiki Rice. From Iowa’s historic preseason game that broke attendance records all the way through the WNBA draft in April, the series uses unparalleled access, exclusive interviews, and unique game footage, to transport audiences into the lives of these exceptional athletes. It follows them as they steer their celebrated programs towards a national championship, all while navigating the pressures that come with representing the game during a pivotal era in women’s basketball. 

High Hopes premieres April 20 on hulu. The series is a workplace reality series following Belarus-born brothers Slava and Mishka, and their stoned crew through the trials and tribulations of taking their cannabis business to new heights. As one of the oldest cannabis dispensaries in Hollywood, MMD attracts a wild mix of weed-loving customers and is a home away from home for their OG employees who work hard and smoke harder! This season builds to their biggest day of the year—4.20—as the gang attempts to expand nationwide and release their own top-shelf cannabis brand. Will they find what they’re looking for or will their hopes go up in smoke?

Hapless premieres April 10 on Peacock. The series follows Paul Green, a frustrated journalist for a rubbish local newspaper. Obsessed with fairness, Paul causes chaos in a society where offence is easily taken. With a super sweary sister on his case a neurotic best friend and a teasing father behaving like a big brother disaster is never far away in this fresh British satirical sitcom. Season one and season two will both premiere on the date. 

Julia Fox and Law Roach host the new eccentric fashion design competition series OMG Fashun, premiering with two back-to-back half-hour episodes May 6. Each episode challenges three disruptors to create a boundary-breaking look born of Fox’s beautifully bold brain. Using materials and techniques that would make fashion’s so-called gatekeepers squirm, the contestants must race against the clock to compose and style their unconventional ensembles for the judging panel, consisting of Fox, Roach and a rotating expert guest judge. The disruptor with the most eye-catching, unexpected and cutting-edge look is crowned the winner of the competition. Guest judges include Phaedra Parks, Pretty Vee, Violet Chachki, Tommy Dorfman, Wisdom Kaye, Lauren McCarthy, Jordan Roth, and Julia Fox’s stylist Briana Andalore. 

Our Living World premieres April 17 on Netflix. The four episode series a revealing look at the secret network of connections that unites us all and sustains our planet’s most magical phenomenon: life itself. Narrated by Cate Blanchett, this docuseries spans the globe to showcase the extraordinary creatures and ecosystems, great and small, that work together to help restore and sustain Our Living World.

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

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