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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Severance’ Premiere Date, ‘Reasonable Doubt’ Trailer, ‘The Old Man’ Premiere Date, ‘The Decameron’ Trailer, ‘The Braxtons’ Sneak Peek, ‘Interior Chinatown’ Premiere Date, and More!

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Season two of Severance premieres January 17 on Apple TV+. Mark Scout leads a team at Lumon Industries, whose employees have undergone a severance procedure that surgically divides their memories between their work and personal lives. This daring experiment in “work-life balance” is called into question as Mark finds himself at the center of an unraveling mystery that will force him to confront the true nature of his work … and of himself. In season two, Mark and his friends learn the dire consequences of trifling with the severance barrier, leading them further down a path of woe. 

Onyx Collective’s Reasonable Doubt season two premieres August 22 on hulu. After trying to heal from her wounds from last season’s arduous trial and deadly affair, Jax Stewart is attempting to get her life back on track. That is until one of her closest friends reveals that she has killed her husband. Her friend is claiming self-defense, but an uncompromising prosecutor thinks otherwise. Needing all the help she can get, Jax brings in an ambitious defense attorney to lead the case, but things get tense very quickly. Can Jax defend her friend, save her marriage and protect her energy while being catapulted into the biggest case of her career? Or will she lose it all? 

Season two of The Old Man premieres September 12 on FX with the first two episodes. Former CIA agent Dan Chase and former FBI Assistant Director Harold Harper set off on their most important mission to date — to recover Emily Chase after she is kidnapped by Faraz Hamzad, a powerful Afghan tribal leader. With all three men claiming her as their daughter, Emily finds herself in an identity crisis that has dire implications. As Chase and Harper fight their way to get to Emily, Hamzad is forced to make decisions that could endanger his family and the village he has led faithfully for a lifetime. Khadija, Hamzad’s sister and trusted advisor, is concerned about the path her brother has taken and what it will cost them. As the stakes get higher and more secrets are uncovered, Zoe McDonald, makes surprising moves after having been drawn into a new world by Chase. Meanwhile, Julian Carson is disillusioned by his former role and finds himself at a crossroads with a path he hadn’t imagined for himself. 

The Decameron premieres July 25 on Netflix. The eight episode series, inspired by the 14-century story collection “The Decameron,” is a soapy dark comedy that examines the all-too-timely theme of class struggles in the season of a pandemic. In the year 1348, the Black Death strikes hard in the city of Florence, and a handful of nobles retreat with their servants to a grand villa to wait out the plague with a lavish holiday. But as social rules wear thin, a scramble for survival ensues, brought to life by a cast of characters both cunning and outrageous. 

The Braxtons premieres with a special commercial-free event August 9 on WE tv. The fierce Braxton women reunite for the first time since the loss of their beloved sister, Traci, offering viewers a raw and unfiltered look at the family’s highs and lows across eight captivating episodes. Toni, Towanda, Trina, Tamar and Ms. E navigate careers, health challenges and busy personal lives while growing their family bond. Toni faces a critical health challenge as she prepares for her Vegas comeback. Trina starts therapy for PTSD. Towanda battles alopecia. Tamar focuses on her wellness journey. And Ms. E’s cooking show dream is becoming a reality. However, the family reuniting continues to bring up questions and unresolved issues. Will Traci’s last wish be enough for the family to be close again, as they once were? Fans of the original series Braxton Family Values, which aired for seven eventful seasons, can take a trip down memory lane – or new viewers can dive into the televised history of this dynamic family – with catch-up specials airing July 26 and August 2 on We TV. The two, one-hour specials recap key moments, storylines and all the love, laughter and drama from Braxton Family Values

Interior Chinatown premieres November 19 on hulu with all ten episodes. Based on Charles Yu’s book of the same name, the show follows the story of Willis Wu, a background character trapped in a police procedural called Black & White. Relegated to the background, Willis goes through the motions of his on-screen job, waiting tables and dreaming about a whole world beyond Chinatown. When he inadvertently becomes a witness to a crime, Willis begins to unravel a criminal web in Chinatown, his family’s buried history, and what it feels like to be in the spotlight. 

FX has set premiere dates for its upcoming slate of series. Comedy series English Teacher premieres September 2 with the first two episodes. Limited series American Sports Story: Aaron Hernandez premieres September 17 with the first two episodes. Docuseries Social Studies premieres September 27 with the first two episodes. 

Bill Burr’s eighth stand-up special will stream on hulu. Taped in late June at the Moore Theatre in Seattle, the special’s title, launch date on platforms and other information will be announced at a later date.

Deric Augustine and Patrick Keleher have joined the cast of The Rookie. The two will recur as new rookies in the LAPD. The series will return at midseason on ABC. 

Wendie Malick has been promoted to series regular in the upcoming third season of Night Court. Malick previously guest starred in the first two seasons as Julianne, a love interest for John Larroquette’s Dan. She will play the new prosecutor following the departure of India de Beaufort.

ABC has renewed Bachelor in Paradise for a tenth season. The series which sees Bachelor alum across multiple series come together is not airing this summer

Mireille Enos has joined the cast of Apple TV+’s For All Mankind. She will be a series regular in the upcoming fifth season. 

Emilia Clarke has been cast in the upcoming Prime Video series Criminal. She will star in the series based on the comic of the same name. She joins Gus Halper, Charlie Hunnam, Richard Jenkins, John Hawkes, Adria Arjona, Logan Browning, Kadeem Hardison, Pat Healy, Taylor Sele, Aliyah Camacho, Michael Mando, Marvin Jones III, Michael Xavier and Dominic Burgess.

Following Pat Sajak’s retirement from the syndicated gameshow Wheel of Fortune, it was announced that Sajak will be returning to host the ABC spinoff Celebrity Wheel of Fortune one last time. The series will air on Mondays when ABC is not airing Monday Night Football beginning October 7. Ryan Seacrest takes over as host of the syndicated version this coming fall. 

Docuseries After Baywatch: Moment in the Sun premieres August 28 on hulu. The four episode series features exclusive interviews with over 35 beloved cast members and the show’s creators, including Nicole Eggert, Carmen Electra, Billy Warlock, Alexandra Paul, Gregory Alan Williams, David Chokachi, Jeremy Jackson, Traci Bingham, Erika Eleniak, Michael Newman, Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz and more. The series also unveils a never-aired interview with Pamela Anderson and over a decade’s worth of never-before-seen home videos shot by the cast themselves. These candid and intimate clips offer viewers a unique glimpse into the real dynamics, struggles, friendships and moments that happened off-camera. The series also explores the show’s impact on pop culture and its enduring legacy. 

Blue Ribbon Baking Championship premieres August 9 on Netflix. For over 100 years, the American state fair has been the proving ground for the most wildly talented bakers across the United States. Now, for the first time ever, Blue Ribbon winning bakers from state fairs across the nation get the chance to compete against each other. Featuring host Jason Biggs and co-host and judge Sandra Lee, 10 award- winning pastry masters from across the US gather to compete in the biggest blue ribbon bake off yet – and the chance to win $100,000. Former White House pastry chef, Bill Yosses, and award-winning artisan baker, Bryan Ford, also serve as judges. Only the baker with the most delicious, inventive, and masterful delicacies will win the nation’s ultimate blue ribbon. 

Omnivore premieres July 19 on Apple TV+. Created and narrated by René Redzepi, the esteemed chef and co-owner of world-renowned restaurant Noma, “Omnivore” takes viewers on an immersive journey into the world of food, exploring the profound beauty and intricate complexities of the human experience through the lens of the key ingredients that connect us all. Each episode celebrates the cultivation, transformation and consumption of eight of the world’s most essential ingredients, including banana, chile, coffee, corn, pork, rice, salt and tuna, revealing how they serve as the cornerstones of global cultural heritage. The series takes viewers to destinations around the world, including Bali, Colombia, Denmark, Djibouti, France, India, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Spain and Thailand, as well as locations throughout the United States.

Sports docuseries Charlie Hustle & The Matter of Pete Rose premieres July 24 on HBO. In 1989, Major League Baseball (MLB) legend Pete Rose was handed a lifetime ban from the sport of baseball after an MLB investigation revealed that he had bet on games during his tenure as the manager of the Cincinnati Reds. The four episode series takes a retrospective journey, spanning more than 60 years, to tell the story of baseball’s all-time hits leader whose on-field achievements and off-field transgressions have made him one of the most polarizing figures in all of sports. features intimate new interviews and verité footage of Pete Rose, chronicling his life and career in baseball. Extensive archival footage and contextual interviews from teammates, family, friends, and journalists detail Rose’s heroic rise and subsequent banishment from the game and, years later, his bid for reinstatement and place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Brash and cocky, Rose earned the nickname “Charlie Hustle” for his do-or-die tenacity, going on to win three World Series titles and breaking Ty Cobb’s record for the most career hits. However, his troubles away from the field would eventually put him in prison for tax evasion and get him expelled from baseball for gambling leading to a permanent stain on the game.

Pokémon Horizons: The Series Part 3 premieres on Netflix August 9. Liko finally learns the identity of the Pokémon who was her pendant—Terapagos—and the Rising Volt Tacklers have a lead on another one of the Six Heroes. The Explorers won’t just sit around and watch, though—they’re going on the offensive as they pursue Terapagos, and the black Rayquaza is in their sights next. Meanwhile, what will Roy find out about his Ancient Poké Ball, and how will he and Liko continue to develop as Trainers?

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

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