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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Gates’ Officially Ordered, ‘The Rookie’ Renewed, ‘Outer Range’ Trailer, ‘Hollywood Con Queen’ Premiere Date, ‘Tamron Hall’ Renewed, ‘Billy Joel: The 100th – Live at Madison Square Garden’ Encore Airing, and More!

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CBS has officially ordered a new daytime soap titled The Gates. The drama series follows the lives of a wealthy Black family in a posh, gated community and will launch January 2025. The specific time period, launch date and other series details will be announced at later dates. The series was developed from a joint venture between CBS Studios and the NAACP. 

ABC has renewed The Rookie for a seventh season. John Nolan, once the oldest rookie in the LAPD, has used his life experience, determination and sense of humor to keep up with rookies 20 years his junior. Nolan feels like it can’t get much better, now that his life with Bailey is moving forward, and he has chosen his career path. However, he and his team must grapple with the aftermath of their recent assaults before they can move forward. The series stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Mekia Cox as Nyla Harper, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Eric Winter as Tim Bradford, Jenna Dewan as Bailey Nune, Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers, Tru Valentino as Aaron Thorsen, and Lisseth Chavez as Celina Juarez. 

Season two of Outer Range premieres May 16 on Prime Video. The series centers on Royal Abbott, a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable phenomenon at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness, in the form of a dark void. The mystery surrounding the enigmatic void on the west pasture of the Abbott family ranch deepens in Season Two, as Royal and his wife Cecelia struggle to keep their family together in the aftermath of their granddaughter’s sudden disappearance. The stakes have never been higher for the Abbotts, who now face threats on multiple fronts. The second season propels its characters deeper into the void with profound and unforeseen circumstances that could shake the very foundations of time itself. 

Docuseries Hollywood Con Queen premieres May 8 on Apple TV+. The series is based on the book “Hollywood Con Queen: The Hunt for an Evil Genius” by Scott Johnson. 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, formerly of K2 Integrity, who set out to find the truth, only to discover a story more strange than they could have imagined. 

Tamron Hall has been renewed for a sixth season. The nationally syndicated daytime talk show is a daily destination for viewers to connect with stories and people shaping our world. From the deeply personal to purely fun, Hall’s commitment to “talk about it” has energized and entertained her passionate audience, adoringly known as the Tam Fam. It features compelling one-on-one interviews with influential, headline-making figures. 

Billy Joel: The 100th – Live at Madison Square Garden will be getting an encore airing April 19 on CBS. During its original airing in the Eastern and Central Time Zones, the special ended early, cutting off the special mid song. The music special celebrates Joel’s record-breaking 100th consecutive performance at Madison Square Garden and featuring some his most iconic songs.

Don Johnson has been cast in ABC’s recently ordered drama series Dr. Odyssey. Johnson joins Joshua Jackson in the series from Ryan Murphy. 

MyNetwork TV has picked up rights to air Suits, set to premiere this fall. The series premiered on USA Network in 2011 and a spinoff, Suits: LA is in the works at NBC. The legal drama saw a resurgence while streaming on Netflix.

CNN is not ordering more episodes of King Charles. The limited series which aired once a week featured Gayle King and Charles Barkley. 

Queen Rock Montreal premieres May 15 on Disney+. The special presents Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon at their most exciting and exhilarating. The original concerts, which took place on November 24 and 25, 1981, were arranged specifically to be filmed for a full-length concert film to document their live show.

Lainey Wilson: Bell Bottom Country premieres May 29 on hulu. Recognized for her exceptional singing and songwriting talents, Wilson has rapidly ascended to become one of the most respected female artists in the music industry. A decade after embarking on her journey from a rural farming town to pursue her dreams in Nashville, she achieved a remarkable milestone with her first platinum-certified song. Garnering a dedicated following worldwide, she captivated fans with a unique blend of traditional country fused with a modern yet nostalgic style. The upcoming special promises an intimate look into her life and features exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpses from her debut headline shows, candid interviews with Wilson and her loved ones, and much more. 

NBA on TNT will exclusively present a 2024 SoFi NBA Play-In Tournament Western Conference doubleheader April 16, beginning with 30-minute TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by CarMax pregame coverage at 7 p.m. ET on TNT and truTV. The opening contest will feature the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James traveling to take on the seventh-seeded New Orleans Pelicans and Zion Williamson at 7:30 p.m. The winner of Lakers/Pelicans will advance to a First Round playoff series against the No. 2 seeded Denver Nuggets. The loser of Tuesday’s early game will face elimination on Friday, April 19 on TNT (time TBD). In the late game, the ninth-seeded Sacramento Kings and Domantas Sabonis will host the 10th-seeded Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry at 10 p.m. The winner of Warriors/Kings will move on to face the loser of Lakers/Pelicans on Friday night (TNT & truTV). 

REELZ has entered an agreement with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) designed to amplify NCMEC initiatives in support of the organization’s primary purpose of keeping children safe. The partnership with REELZ on the linear network and streaming, will include exclusive to REELZ, public service announcements (PSAs) that will air in all day parts in 2024 and 2025 and will be further promoted on social media channels of the two organizations. The National Center has been at the forefront of child safety for the past 40 years and their vital work has assisted in the recovery of thousands of missing children. The public service announcements will focus on the organization’s central mission fighting to protect children, creating vital resources for them and the people who keep them safe. NCMEC believes every child deserves a safe childhood. 

Thank You, Next premieres on Netflix May 9. After a painful breakup, a young lawyer dives head first into the confusing world of modern dating, with the unwavering support of her best friends.

Based on the best-selling books, Thelma the Unicorn premieres May 17 on Netflix. Thelma is a small-time pony who dreams of becoming a glamorous music star. In a moment of fate, Thelma is transformed into a unicorn and instantly rises to global stardom, but this new life of fame comes at a cost. 

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

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