Your TV Source Roundup: ‘House of the Dragon’ Teaser, ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ Teaser, ‘The Equalizer’ Renewed, ‘Maggie’ Premiere Date, ‘Minx’ Renewed, ‘Quantum Leap’ Ordered to Series, and More!
HBO’s House of the Dragon premieres August 21. The Game of Thrones prequel series takes place 200 years before the series and tells the story of House Targaryen. The ten episode series stars Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans.
Young adult series The Summer I Turned Pretty will premiere on Prime Video June 17. The series is a multigenerational drama that hinges on a love triangle between one girl and two brothers, the ever-evolving relationship between mothers and their children, and the enduring power of strong female friendship. It is a coming-of-age story about first love, first heartbreak, and the magic of that one perfect summer. The trailer features the exclusive first listen of “This Love (Taylor’s Version)” from Taylor Swift available everywhere at midnight ET.
CBS has renewed The Equalizer for season three and season four. The series starring Queen Latifah has been a steady performer for the network on Sundays. The series follows Robyn McCall, an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background, who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. McCall comes across to most as an average single mom who is quietly raising her teenage daughter. But to a trusted few, she is “The Equalizer” — an anonymous guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden, who’s also dogged in her pursuit of personal redemption.The series also stars Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles, Adam Goldberg, Liza Lapira and Laya DeLeon Hayes.
Hulu’s new comedy series Maggie will premiere July 6 with all episodes. The series was initially ordered to series at ABC but moved to the streamer when there were no slots available on the schedule. Dating is hard enough – it’s even harder when you also happen to be a psychic. Maggie’s gift allows her to see into the future of her friends, parents, clients, and random people on the street. But when she begins to see glimpses of her own destiny after meeting an unexpected stranger, her romantic life suddenly gets a lot more complicated. Can you let yourself fall in love when you think you know how it ends? She probably should have seen this coming…
HBO Max has renewed comedy series Minx for a second season. The series is set in 1970s Los Angeles and centers around Joyce, an earnest young feminist who joins forces with a low-rent publisher to create the first erotic magazine for women.
NBC has ordered its Quantum Leap reboot pilot to series. The series stars Raymond Lee, Caitlin Bassett, Ernie Hudson, Mason Alexander Park and Nanrisa Lee. It’s been 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. Now a new team has been assembled to restart the project in the hopes of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it.
Season four of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman will premiere on Netflix May 20. The 6 episode season of the talk show series will feature guests including Cardi B, Kevin Durant, Billie Eilish, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ryan Reynolds, and Will Smith. The series combines humor, curiosity and in-depth conversations with extraordinary people.
Aryan Simhadri and Leah Sava Jeffries have been cast in lead roles in Disney+’s upcoming series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. They join Walker Scobell who plays Percy as Percy’s friends Grover and Annabeth. The series is based on the book series by Rick Riordan that tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound divine powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. With help from his friends Grover and Annabeth, Percy must embark on an adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus.
FX’s Justified: City Primeval has added Aunjanue Ellis, Boyd Holbrook, Adelaide Clemens, Vondie Curtis Hall, Marin Ireland, Norbert Leo Butz, Victor Williams, and Vivian Olyphant to its cast. They join Timothy Olyphant in the Justified followup series.
Charles Vandervaart has been cast as Jamie Fraser’s adult son, William Ransom for the upcoming seventh season of Starz’s Outlander. The character first appeared in season three and didn’t know anything about who his parents are.
Blake Shelton and Carson Daly have teamed up for a new series Barmageddon on USA Network. Set at Blake’s bar, Ole Red, with Daly behind the bar and Shelton taking the stage with his house band for live music sing-alongs in front of a rowdy crowd, both the icons and celebrity favorites show a new side to themselves in this anything but ordinary game show. Celebrity friends go head-to-head in a series of classic bar games with a fun twist, including Air Cannon Cornhole, Keg Curling, Drunken Axe Hole, Sharts (“Shelton Darts”) and many more. The games are bigger, the antics are louder, and the competition is ludicrous in the best way. Nikki Bella will host.
Netflix’s eight episode vampire hunter series First Kill will premiere June 10. When it’s time for teenage vampire Juliette to make her first kill so she can take her place among a powerful vampire family, she sets her sights on a new girl in town named Calliope. But much to Juliette’s surprise, Calliope is a vampire hunter from a family of celebrated slayers. Both find that the other won’t be so easy to kill and, unfortunately, way too easy to fall for.
Ed O’Neill has been cast as Donald Sterling in FX’s limited series The Sterling Affairs. The series follows the downfall of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The series also stars Jacki Weaver and Laurence Fishburne.
Peacock has ordered docuseries Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss. The series is based on Eric Weiner’s travel memoir The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World. The six episode series follows Rainn Wilson as he traverses the globe searching for the secrets to the world’s happiest and least happiest places on earth. From Iceland and Ghana to the United Arab Emirates and Japan, this series will unpack the science of happiness in a profound, humorous, and experiential way.
Disney is developing Cookies & Milk, an animated adaptation of the book by Shawn Amos. The series will be inspired by the childhood of Shawn Amos, a blues musician and the son of iconic Wallace “Wally” Amos Jr., founder of the Famous Amos chocolate chip cookie brand.
Florian Munteanu has been cast in Netflix’s Vikings: Valhalla. He will make his debut in the third season. Season two will air in 2023 and has already been renewed for a third season. The series is a spinoff of the History Channel series Vikings.
Syndicated series The Steve Wilkos Show has been renewed for a sixteenth season. The series is known for tackling issues such as family and criminal justice, True Crime and relationship conflicts. The show is hosted by the straightforward, tough-talking Steve Wilkos, a former Chicago police officer and U.S. Marine, a background that shaped and has distinguished his point of view from other daytime hosts.
A new episode of MTV Unplugged is coming June 9 featuring Twenty One Pilots. MTV Unplugged in Partnership with Rockstar Energy Drink Present: Twenty One Pilots will see Twenty One Pilots take the stage in Los Angeles to perform stripped-back and reimagined versions of some of their biggest and most beloved songs from their catalog.
Luke Macfarlane, Tre Hale, Carla Gallo, and Andrew Lopez have joined the cast of Apple TV+’s Platonic. They join Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen in the ten episode series. A pair of former best friends who met in their youth reconnect as adults and try to mend the rift that led to their falling out. As their friendship becomes more consuming, it destabilizes their lives and causes them to reevaluate their choices.
Food Network’s new series Guy’s All-American Road Trip will premiere June 3. The four episode series will see Guy Fieri, his wife Lori, and his sons Hunter and Ryder load up their RV to hit the road, along with a caravan of campers full of family and friends, for a road trip they will never forget. The monster journey up the coast will be filled with big adventure, fun competitions, and unbelievable meals, as the Fieris and their friends make their way up the coast from Northern California through Oregon and into Washington. From surfing sand dunes to an exhilarating jet-boat excursion down the Rogue River, and from camping feasts featuring fresh ceviche from crab and cod right out of the water and a whole-hog barbecue, this road trip is full of mouthwatering meals, iconic destinations, and lots of action-packed activities.
Formula 1: Drive to Survive has been renewed for season five and season six. Offering unprecedented access, the new season will once again take fans behind the scenes, to witness first-hand how the drivers and teams prepare to battle it out for the 2022 and 2023 championships. The series will offer never-before-seen footage and interviews from the sport’s biggest names. Season five will premiere in 2023.
Taraji P. Henson is returning as host of the 2022 BET Awards. The event will air live on BET June 26. The ceremony will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles
Katt Williams is back for a second Netflix comedy special titled World War III. In the war between truth and lies, there is only one man you can trust. Comedy legend & Emmy Award winner, Katt Williams, returns to deliver the unfiltered truth and hilariously breaks down conspiracy theories in his new comedy special. The special was filmed at the Dolby Live in Las Vegas in January 2022.
HBO Max’s Titans will get an airing on TNT beginning July 5. In season two, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team.
Season two of HGTV’s Everything But the House will premiere May 28. In the ten episode season, Lara Spencer, and a team of expert appraisers will scour clients’ homes for buried treasures that might be worth big money. During each episode, the team will hunt each home for potentially valuable items, anything from vintage clothing and sports memorabilia to antique furniture and kitschy keepsakes, to list in live and online auctions. However, there is one catch-to attract eager buyers- the team will begin the bidding at just one dollar.
Season two of HBO Max’s Love Life will get an airing on TBS beginning July 31. After his marriage unexpectedly implodes, Marcus is forced to rebuild his life brick by brick, hoping to find a love that will last, once and for all.
A CBS News special Her Majesty The Queen: A Gayle King Special will air June 2. The special marking the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II will look at the triumphs and the turbulence surrounding the queen’s unprecedented milestone and the strength it has taken to move her family and her country forward. The broadcast will feature the high points of her extraordinary reign, and interviews with those she has touched along the way, including Sir Paul McCartney, who has a lifelong connection to the queen.
A new season of Battle on the Beach will premiere June 5 on discovery+. The six episode season filmed in sunny Surfside Beach, Texas, will spotlight three skilled teams of up-and-coming home renovators who, coached by celebrated mentors and design experts Taniya Nayak, Ty Pennington, and Alison Victoria, will work tirelessly to complete weekly renovation challenges in the three 1,500-square-foot seaside homes – each within a tight $80,000 renovation budget. To clinch the $50,000 cash prize, the teams must impress judges Bryan and Sarah Baeumler who will use their expertise to determine which team adds the most value to each ultimate waterfront oasis.
TBS’s Chad will have its second season premiere July 11. The new season sees Chad deal with a scandal that quickly ends his presidency, has a surprising new love interest, and gets a visit from his tough-as-nails Iranian grandmother – all while continuing to worry about his popularity, and discovering new ways to relate to his Persian cultural roots.
Season two of anime series Made in Abyss will premiere in July. Titled Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun, the new season will pick up following the events of the movie Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul. No word if Toonami will air the new series in the US. The first season is streaming on HIDIVE.
New dating competition series The Big D will premiere on TBS July 7. The ten episode series follows recent divorcees as they search for romance in paradise with one catch – their exes will be along for the journey. Over the course of several weeks, 10 divorced couples move into a tropical villa in Costa Rica to re-learn how to date and search for love amongst a group of other single divorcees – including their ex. The group takes part in revealing relationship EX-ercises designed to help the singles form connections, make peace with their former partners, and finally get over the issues holding them back from dating. Each episode, one person who isn’t relationship material will be eliminated. Jealous exes may try to send their rival home or perhaps even defend their exes’ honor – the possibilities are endless. It is hosted by JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers.
Season two of Brat Loves Judy will premiere on WE tv June 9. In the new season, Brat and Judy plan their dream wedding, but the rush towards the date 2-22-22 unveils unresolved relationship issues. The power couple faces major hurdles from having a baby to exploding their careers, as they navigate married life.
truTV’s 101 Places To Party Before You Die premieres July 14. follows comedians and longtime pals, Adam Pally and Jon Gabrus on an epic summer bromance. Accidental travel hosts, Pally and Gabrus, are given family-sanctioned three-day weekend escapes to venture across the U.S. to different destinations to experience everything they have to offer. Stepping off the beaten path, the guys champion the authenticities of each stop and share with viewers their love of the unexplored.
AMC+’s new spy thriller series The Ipcress File premieres May 19. The six episode series is based on the novel by Len Deighton. At the height of the Cold War, ex-soldier and convicted thief Harry Palmer is recruited to an unorthodox British spy unit whose boss, Dalby, wants his help to retrieve a missing scientist. Working alongside cool, ambitious agent Jean, Harry’s journey will take him to the wrong side of Berlin, the risky hedonism of Beirut and the blinding light of a Pacific H-bomb test – before one step too many lands him an unwitting role in a violent political conspiracy. The twist-laden spy thriller offers a stylish and tense tale of abducted scientists, brainwashing, inter-departmental rivalry, treason, and a possibly unwise romance.
Season three of Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky premieres on Peacock May 19. Get ready to celebrate teamwork, make new friends, and learn to fly high!
Face’s Music Party will premiere on Nickelodeon June 6. Nickelodeon’s beloved ’90s Nick Jr. mascot Face returns in a brand new music variety show that combines animation and live action. The thirteen episode season features a reimagined Face, voiced by Cedric Williams, playing modern pop hits and revamped nursery school classics to create the ultimate music party.