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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Trailer, ‘Dance Moms: A New Era’ Premiere Date, ‘From Me to You: Kimi ni Todoke’ Premiere Date, ‘Time Bandits’ Trailer, ‘Too Hot to Handle’ Trailer, ‘Landman’ Premiere Date, and More!

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The fourth and final season of The Umbrella Academy premieres August 8 on Netflix. The Hargreeves siblings have scattered after the climactic showdown at the Hotel Oblivion led to a complete reset of their timeline. Stripped of their powers, each is left to fend for themselves and find a new normal – with wildly varying degrees of success. Yet the trappings of their uncanny new world prove too hard to ignore for very long. Their father Reginald, alive and well, has stepped out of the shadows and into the public eye, overseeing a powerful and nefarious business empire. A mysterious association known as The Keepers holds clandestine meetings believing the reality they’re living in is a lie and a great reckoning is coming. As these strange new forces conspire around them, the Umbrella Academy must come together one last time – and risk upsetting the shaky peace they’ve all endured so much to secure – to finally set things right. 

Dance Moms: A New Era will premiere August 7 on hulu. The series is a reboot of the ever so popular Dance Moms. This time, with a new coach, new dancers and new mama drama. Introducing beloved dance coach, Glo Hampton, who wants to take her students and prestigious dance school Studio Bleu to the next level – competing nationally every week. But the road to glory won’t be an easy one. Coach Glo must juggle her tiny but mighty dancers, their scheming moms, and ensuing meltdowns, all while ruling with a tender but tough iron fist. Will Glo and her dance team persevere amidst the dramatics? 

Season three of From Me to You: Kimi ni Todoke premieres August 1 on Netflix. What do you do once you’re a couple? Although she struggles with her blossoming feelings, Sawako comes to terms with herself and tells Kazehaya how she feels about him. Attracted by Sawako’s unnoticed efforts and genuine personality, Kazehaya also candidly makes his feelings known. Thus, their new relationship begins. Their first date, their school life together, joy, embarrassment and new struggles – everything is fresh and new as the couple awkwardly and gradually learns more about one another, all while their friends’ love stories begin to take shape as well. This bittersweet and poignant story of young people, woven from their romantic feelings and dear friendships, begins once more.

Time Bandits premieres on Apple TV+ July 24 with the first two episodes. The series is and adaptation of the beloved cult classic movie by the same name. It is an unpredictable journey through time and space with a ragtag group of thieves and their newest recruit: an 11-year-old history buff named Kevin. Together they set out on a thrilling quest to save the boy’s parents – and the world. Guided by Lisa Kudrow, the eccentric crew of bandits embark on epic adventures while evil forces threaten their conquests and life as they know it. As the group is transported through time and space, the gang stumbles upon fascinating worlds of the distant past while seeking out treasure, depending on Kevin to shed light on each situation. The “Time Bandits” witness the creation of Stonehenge, see the Trojan Horse in action, escape dinosaurs in the prehistoric age, wreak havoc during medieval times, experience the Ice Age, ancient civilizations and the Harlem Renaissance, and much more along the way. 

Season six of Too Hot to Handle premieres July 19 on Netflix. For the first time ever this year’s naughty nymphos think they know what they signed up for, but retreat warden LANA has some tricks up her sleeve with a new prize, new twists and some old, familiar faces. That’s not all…S6 introduces brand new sidekick ‘BAD LANA’ who is guaranteed to stir up some trouble. 

Landman premieres November 17 on Paramount+ with the first two episodes. Set in the proverbial boomtowns of West Texas, the series is a modern-day tale of fortune seeking in the world of oil rigs. Based on the notable 11-part podcast “Boomtown”, the series is an upstairs/downstairs story of roughnecks and wildcat billionaires fueling a boom so big, it’s reshaping our climate, our economy and our geopolitics. 

Lamorne Morris has been cast in the upcoming Spider-Man series Spider-Noir as Robbie Robertson. He joins Nicolas Cage in the MGM+ and Prime Video series which tells the story of an aging and down on his luck private investigator in 1930s New York, who is forced to grapple with his past life as the city’s one and only superhero. 

Ellen Pompeo is set to make more appearances on the upcoming 21st season of Grey’s Anatomy. She previously stepped back from the ABC series to film the upcoming hulu limited series Natalia. Pompeo will appear in at least seven episodes, with the possibility of more. 

“Big Brother Artificial Intelligence,” known as “BB AI,” is taking over the House and the theme will deliver the most unpredictable season for Houseguests. In a special two-night premiere, Big Brother kicks off season 26 on July 17 and July 18 on CBS. More information including the all-new cast of Houseguests will be announced soon! 

Kerrice Brooks, Bella Shepard and George Hawkins have been cast in Star Trek: Starfleet Academy. The three will play cadets in the Paramount+ series. They join previously announced cast members Holly Hunter as the captain and chancellor of Starfleet Academy and Paul Giamatti as the season’s villain. The series introduces viewers to a young group of cadets who come together to pursue a common dream of hope and optimism. Under the watchful and demanding eyes of their instructors, they discover what it takes to become Starfleet officers as they navigate blossoming friendships, explosive rivalries, first loves and a new enemy that threatens both the Academy and the Federation itself. 

Netflix has rounded out the cast for its upcoming series Sirens. Joining the cast of the limited series are Josh Segarra, Felix Solis, Trevor Salter, Britne Oldford, Lauren Weedman and Jenn Lyon. They join previously announced cast Julianne Moore, Meghann Fahy, Milly Alcock, Glenn Howerton and Kevin Bacon. Devon thinks her sister Simone has a really creepy relationship with her new boss, the enigmatic socialite Michaela Kell. Michaela’s cult-ish life of luxury is like a drug to Simone, and Devon has decided it’s time for an intervention. When Devon tracks her sister down to say WTF, she has no idea what a formidable opponent Michaela will be. Told over the course of one explosive weekend at The Kells’ lavish beach estate, Sirens is an incisive, sexy, and darkly funny exploration of women, power, and class. 

Big Freedia Means Business premieres October 2 on Fuse. Special guests this season include Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tamar Braxton, Billy Porter, Cimafunk and Macy Gray In season two, Freedia and her business team go all in on thriving ventures like Royal Bud, Shade Sunglasses and the Big Freedia Hotel, while she has her eyes set on conquering new genres in the entertainment industry. Her hustle is off the charts even when a business venture is off the rails. Freedia pulls back the curtains on what it takes to run multiple booming businesses, including some that need more attention. On top of managing her budding empire, Freedia is also putting in the work on a gospel album and reveals plans to write a children’s book. 

Prime Video has renewed Deadloch for a second season. The first season, set in Tasmania, saw two very different detectives thrown together to solve the murder of a man. Season Two heads to the Top End of Australia and sees the return of Kate Box and Madeleine Sami as Dulcie Collins and Eddie Redcliffe. The detective duo are in Darwin investigating the death of Eddie’s former policing partner, Bushy, but when the bodies of two Top End icons are discovered in a remote town, they are flung into a new sweatier, stickier investigation. Also reprising their roles are Nina Oyama as Abby Matsuda and Alicia Gardiner as Cath York, Dulcie’s wife. 

AXS TV’s New Japan Pro-Wrestling returns to Thursday nights, kicking off with El Desperado vs Sho in a steel cage match for the IWGP Jr. Title on July 11. The roster kicks off with two weeks of episodes highlighting the absolute best moments from the global icon’s New Japan Soul event, followed by seven weeks of exclusive G1 CLIMAX 34 coverage. 

Some of the world’s best athletes and biggest stars will join ESPN for The 2024 ESPYS presented by Capital One to commemorate the past year in sports. Hosted by Serena Williams, the star-studded ceremony will recognize major athletic achievements, relive unforgettable moments, honor leading athletes, and feature exciting musical performances. The 2024 ESPYS will air live on July 11 at 8 p.m. ET / PT on ABC from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Stars and athletes scheduled to present this year include: Quinta Brunson, Nikki Glaser, Rob Lowe, Paige Bueckers, Drew Brees, Draymond Green, Bryce Young, Lindsey Vonn, Mark Ingram II, Flau’jae Johnson, Colman Domingo, GloRilla, Daisy Ridley, Allyson Felix, Damar Hamlin, Candace Parker, Brian Tyree Henry, Ryan Blaney, and more. 

Volume 4 of Unsolved Mysteries premieres July 31 on Netflix. The iconic and gripping series returns featuring more perplexing cold cases, historic murders and unexplained creature sightings. The batch will include five episodes of the docuseries. 

Chain Food: All-Star Dishes premieres July 12 on The Roku Channel. Celebrities gather at Chain restaurant in Los Angeles where award-winning chef Tim Hollingsworth puts a gourmet spin on eight beloved and iconic dishes from Chili’s, Red Robin, Panda Express, Jack in the Box, Sonic, Pizza Hut, Pepsi, and Dunkin’. 

The Influencer premieres August 6 on Netflix. 77 influencers play for social media survival. Who can wield their influence and become a viral sensation in this fierce competition for social media superiority? 

Season four of Van der Valk premieres September 15 on Masterpiece on PBS. The team is back and ready to tackle more of Amsterdam’s criminal underworld. 

Tribhuvan Mishra CA Topper premieres July 18 on Netflix. A banking crisis forces CA topper Tribhuvan Mishra to take up sex work. Will this dual existence alleviate his troubles – or create entirely new ones?

Season two of Signora Volpe premieres July 29 on Acorn TV. As a high-ranking British spy, Sylvia’s physical prowess, investigative skills, surveillance expertise, and proficiency as a markswoman have made her exceptional at solving mysteries. At the end of season one, having fallen in love with Italy and re-established bonds with her sister Isabel, Sylvia decided to resign from her job at MI6 and start a new life in Umbria. But old habits die hard, and though Sylvia might have left her job at MI6 behind, her unique skill set and appetite for solving mysteries remain undiminished. Over the course of season two, she finds herself investigating the murder of a pillar of the local community, and going undercover for MI6 at a perilous house party by the lake. Then, a dead man comes looking for vengeance, and Sylvia’s family have to race against time to save her life. 

Live comedy special Joe Rogan: Burn the Boats premieres August 3 on Netflix. This is Rogan’s third stand-up special with Netflix and the first one to shoot live. It will film live from the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, Texas. 

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

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