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CBS has renewed S.W.A.T. for an eighth season. The news comes as a surprise as season seven was previously billed as the final season, following the initial cancellation after season six. With the renewal, the network is not referring to the new season as a final season, leading to potential future seasons down the line. 

Season three of Bridgerton premieres May 16 on Netflix. The new season sees Penelope Featherington finally giving up on her long-held crush on Colin Bridgerton after hearing his disparaging words about her last season. She has, however, decided it’s time to take a husband, preferably one who will provide her with enough independence to continue her double life as Lady Whistledown, far away from her mother and sisters. But lacking in confidence, Penelope’s attempts on the marriage mart fail spectacularly. Meanwhile, Colin has returned from his summer travels with a new look and a serious sense of swagger. But he’s disheartened to realize that Penelope, the one person who always appreciated him as he was, is giving him the cold shoulder. Eager to win back her friendship, Colin offers to mentor Penelope in the ways of confidence to help her find a husband this season. But when his lessons start working a little too well, Colin must grapple with whether his feelings for Penelope are truly just friendly. Complicating matters for Penelope is her rift with Eloise, who has found a new friend in a very unlikely place, while Penelope’s growing presence in the ton makes it all the more difficult to keep her Lady Whistledown alter ego a secret. Part two will premiere June 13. 

Dark Matter premieres on Apple TV+ May 8. The series follows Jason Dessen, a physicist, professor, and family man who – one night while walking home on the streets of Chicago – is abducted into an alternate version of his life. Wonder quickly turns to nightmare when he tries to return to his reality amid the mind-bending landscape of lives he could have lived. In this labyrinth of realities, he embarks on a harrowing journey to get back to his true family and save them from the most terrifying, unbeatable foe imaginable: himself. 

The Night Manager will return for two more seasons which will air on Prime Video. The series is inspired by the characters in John le Carré’s best-selling novel. Tom Hiddleston will reprise his iconic role as Jonathan Pine. The series will pick up with Jonathan Pine eight years after the explosive finale of season one. 

Apple TV+ has renewed Monarch: Legacy of Monsters for a second season. Plans for multiple spinoff series based on the franchise have also been announced. Following the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled San Francisco, and the shocking revelation that monsters are real, the series tracks two siblings following in their father’s footsteps to uncover their family’s connection to the secretive organization known as Monarch. Clues lead them into the world of monsters and ultimately down the rabbit hole to Army officer Lee Shaw, taking place in the 1950s and half a century later when Monarch is threatened by what Shaw knows. The dramatic saga – spanning three generations – reveals buried secrets and the ways that epic, earth-shattering events can reverberate through our lives. 

Season two of Ciao House premieres April 30 on Food Network. Twelve rising culinary stars travel to the coastal paradise of Puglia in Southern Italy for a life-changing adventure where they must prove their mastery of Italian cooking techniques and dishes. Led by Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and born-and-bred Italian Chef Gabe Bertaccini, the competitors’ cooking skills, personal rivalries and strategic alliances are tested like never before as they battle in the kitchen as individuals and in teams while living together in a majestic 16th-century villa. From cooking with fresh whole fish just caught by local fishermen to creating unique salumi and formaggi platters using the best regional ingredients, the inspiration for each challenge is steeped in Southern Italy’s culture, history and traditions. In the end, only one chef is named Capo di Casa and wins the ultimate prize: an immersive culinary education across Italy, training with acclaimed Italian master chefs. 

BET has renewed Ms. Pat Settles It for season two. The court series will tackle more cases involving family and relationships. The network also announced The Ms. Pat Show will return for season four May 23 on BET+. 

The Real Housewives of Dubai premieres June 2 on Bravo. Starting June 11, the series will move to its regular timeslot on Tuesdays at 9. The season two cast includes returning housewives Chanel Ayan, Caroline Brooks, Sara Al Madani, Lesa Milan, Caroline Stanbury and new housewife Taleen Marie. Saba Yussouf appears as a friend. This year the women must balance new dynamics in the group, their demanding family lives and their ever-growing successful businesses. When alliances shift, the ladies question their loyalty to each other as some friendships are left in the desert dust. 

New episodes of My Life Is Murder will premiere June 17 on Acorn TV and BBC America with two episodes weekly. Starring Lucy Lawless as the fearless and unapologetic investigator Alexa Crowe, this new season features a slew of puzzling cases ranging from homicidal hairdressers to wicked widows and brutal ballet to deadly soufflés. Eight new mysteries. Eight new worlds. Eight diabolical killers that only Alexa Crowe can catch. But this time, Alexa is bringing her friends and family along for the ride. 

WE tv has ordered docuseries Tia Mowry: My Next Chapter. Tired of people distorting the narrative of her relationships and life, Tia is removing the filter like never before. Tia Mowry has spent her whole life as part of a duo. First, entering the world, growing up with and then working with her twin sister Tamera, then spending nearly 20 years with her ex-husband. Recently divorced, for the first time in her life, she is truly experiencing what life is like on her own both personally and professionally.

The CW will be the exclusive broadcast home for the final eight races of the 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series this fall. Live coverage begins on Friday, September 20 with the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The series continues through the fall with the final seven Xfinity Playoff races of the season, culminating in the Xfinity Series Championship from Phoenix Raceway on Saturday, November 9. All of the races will be produced by NBC Sports, with Rick Allen serving as lead race announcer alongside analysts Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte, and NBC Sports’ Vice President of Motorsports Jeff Behnke overseeing production. 

Midsummer Night premieres April 11 on Netflix. Carina brings her family together for a traditional Swedish midsummer, but the happy occasion goes awry when long-held secrets start to come to light.

Royal Rules of Ohio premieres May 15 on Freeform. The docuseries follows three Ghanaian sisters as they navigate their twenties in Columbus, Ohio. The Agyekum sisters live a lavish life as the daughters of royal descendants of two of the most wealthy and powerful Ghanaian kingdoms. However, with that privilege comes great responsibility. Behind closed doors, viewers are given a glimpse into the double lives the sisters are living that could tarnish their family’s noble reputation. 

The 8 Show premieres May 17 on Netflix. Eight individuals trapped in a mysterious 8-story building participate in a tempting but dangerous game show where they earn money as time passes.

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

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