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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Equalizer’ Renewed, ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Moving To Peacock, Leanne Morgan Comedy Ordered, ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ Trailer, ‘Clipped’ Trailer, ‘Heartstopper’ Adds Cast, and More!

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CBS has renewed The Equalizer for a fifth season. The series is a reimagining of the classic series starring Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall, an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills as a former CIA operative to help those with nowhere else to turn. The renewal leaves NCIS: Hawai’i as the sole remaining series not to have its fate determined. 

Law & Order: Organized Crime will be moving to Peacock for season five. NBC passed on renewing the series, setting up the move to the streamer. The move is similar to when Law & Order: Criminal Intent moved from NBC to USA Network. 

Netflix has ordered an untitled Leanne Morgan scripted, multicam comedy, starring the popular stand-up comedian. The series is created by Morgan, Chuck Lorre and Susan McMartin. Leanne’s life takes an unexpected turn when her husband of 33 years leaves her for another woman. Starting over when you’re a grandmother and in menopause isn’t exactly what she had in mind, but with the help of her family she will navigate this new chapter with grace, dignity and jello salad. Additionally, Morgan will do two stand-up specials for Netflix. 

Season three of Mayor of Kingstown premieres June 2 on Paramount+. A series of explosions rock Kingstown and its citizens, as a new face of the Russian mob sets up shop in the city, and a drug war rages inside and outside prison walls. The pressure is on Mike McLusky to end the war but things get complicated when a familiar face from his incarcerated past threatens to undermine the Mayor’s attempts to keep the peace among all factions. 

FX’s Clipped premieres June 4 on hulu. The limited series goes behind the scenes of a notorious NBA owner’s racist remarks, captured on a tape heard around the world. It charts the collision between a dysfunctional basketball organization and even less functional marriage, and the precipitating tape’s impact on an ensemble of characters striving to win against the backdrop of the most cursed team in the league. The series stars Laurence Fishburne, Jacki Weaver, Cleopatra Coleman, and Ed O’Neill. 

Jonathan Bailey, Hayley Atwell and Eddie Marsan will all appear in the upcoming third season of Heartstopper. Bailey will play Jack Maddox, Atwell will play Nick’s Aunt Diane, and Marsan will play Charlie’s therapist Geoff. 

Jensen Ackles has been cast on Tracker. Ackles will play Colter’s brother on the CBS series. No word on when he will make his first appearance. The series has been renewed for a second season. 

Josh Johnson, Troy Iwata and Grace Kuhlenschmidt have been added as correspondents on The Daily Show. The three have made appearances on the Comedy Central series previously. They join current correspondents Ronny Chieng, Desi Lydic, Michael Kosta, Lewis Black, Klepper, and Sloan. 

Audrey Huynh, Sasha Bhasin and Joshua Lee have been cast on XO, Kitty. Huynh will be a series regular while Bhasin and Lee will recur on the Netflix series. The series was spun off of the film series To All The Boys. 

HGTV has renewed Renovation Aloha. The series stars married home renovators Tristyn and Kamohai Kalama in Hawaii. In every episode, Tristyn and Kamohai, who were born and raised on the island, tackle substantial renos in one of the most expensive states in the country. Luckily, they can rely on a helping hand from their family, which includes 87 first cousins, many of whom are in the construction industry. The duo has seen it all when it comes to the brutal effects island life can have on houses, including rotting foundations, insect infestations and epic water damage from the tropical climate. Faced with the worst properties imaginable, Tristyn and Kamohai will roll up their sleeves to turn the ruins into a homeowner’s paradise. 

CBC has canceled Run The Burbs after three seasons. The comedy series aired on The CW for its entire first season and part of its second season. The series was then pulled, yet was available to stream on its app and website.

Docuseries Lolla: The Story of Lollapalooza premieres May 21 on Paramount+. In the summer of 1991, the Lollapalooza music festival was born. What started as a farewell tour for the band Jane’s Addiction rose from the underground to launch a cultural movement and change music forever. The series depicts the exciting and strangely symbiotic 30+ year relationship between the iconic festival and Perry Farrell. Throughout the series, Farrell reconnects with what the event has become and reflects on the festival’s cultural significance across multiple genres and decades. 

The CW has extended its multi-year deal to air Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants. The 73rd Miss USA Pageant will air live on August 4. Miss Teen USA will air August 1. This marks Miss USA’s first contest under new rules aimed at modernizing the pageant to better reflect the goals of today’s women, breaking away from regulations established more than 70 years ago. Importantly, this year is the first time any adult woman can compete in Miss USA, regardless of age, marital status, or parental status. 

Reba McEntire will host the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards live on May 16 from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. Returning as host for the 17th time, the most of any artist, Reba has a celebrated history with Country Music’s Party of the Year and will take the stage for a show stopping special performance featuring brand new music. The iconic entertainer boasts an impressive record of 16 ACM Award wins and nine nominations for the prestigious ACM Entertainer of the Year, including a win in 1994; she also holds the most nominations for Female Artist of the Year. 

Hollywood Con Queen premieres May 8 on Apple TV+. A mysterious figure dubbed the ‘Con Queen’ impersonates the industry’s most powerful women, luring unsuspecting victims to Indonesia with the promise of a life-changing career opportunity. The ‘Con Queen’s’ marks exhaust their personal finances in pursuit of a big break, while being exploited in a perverse psychological game spanning the globe. The scam eventually draws the attention of veteran investigative journalist Scott Johnson of The Hollywood Reporter, and dedicated private investigator Nicole Kotsianas, who set out to find the truth only to discover a story more strange than they could have imagined. 

Docuseries Action premieres April 26 on Peacock. In the series, the 87North stunt team takes center stage, revealing the captivating stories of ordinary individuals who are drawn to the electrifying world of action sports, martial arts, motocross and more. These daredevils navigate the high-octane, highly skilled, and often perilous world of film stunts, balancing their professional passion with the demands of everyday life. Audiences will also get a front row seat to the making of The Fall Guy, starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt. 

The Great War premieres May 27 and May 28 on The History Channel. Across the critical years of 1917 and 1918, this four-hour documentary series weaves together the stories of three different groups showcasing how their separate, yet intertwined narratives, experiences, immense contributions, and extreme adversity faced during those pivotal years of battle culminate to tell one larger, more complex story of how an isolationist America reluctantly entered World War I and emerged a global power. 

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

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