Florence Pugh, Miley Cyrus to Star Alongside Hormone Monsters in ‘Human Resources’ Season 2 (TV News Roundup)

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Florence Pugh, Miley Cyrus, Eugene Levy and Isabella Rossellini will guest star in the Season 2 of Netflix’s bawdy animated series “Human Resources,” the show that follows Netflix’s equally raunchy adult animation series “Big Mouth.” The new season has 10 episodes and is set to premiere on June 9.

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“Human Resources” follows the creatures that help people through the awkward journey of puberty and the hard life of parenthood. Even as they assist their human clients, the hormone monsters, depression kitties, shame wizards and other creatures lead hilarious lives of their own, both in and out of the office.

Season 2 will also star Sam Richardson, Niecy Nash-Betts and Jason Mantzoukas along with returning guest stars Hugh Jackman, Pamela Adlon, Rosie Perez, Henry Winkler, Thandiwe Newton, Jemaine Clement, Maria Bamford, Bobby Cannavale and Cole Escola. Series regulars include Nick Kroll, Maya Rudolph, Aidy Bryant, Randall Park, Keke Palmer, Brandon Kyle Goodman and David Thewlis.

“Human Resources” was created by Kelly Galuska, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, Jennifer Flackett and Nick Kroll.

Watch the teaser below.


Prime Video announced “The Summer I Turned Pretty” will return for its second season on Friday July 14. The first three episodes will premiere that Friday, followed by the release of the remaining five episodes each week until the season finale on August 18.

Based on Jenny Han’s best-selling series of the same, “The Summer I Turned Pretty” second season picks up after Belly (Lola Tung) battles with whether her close friends, Conrad (Christopher Briney) or Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno), can have her heart. As she attempts to figure out where her heart lies, Conrad and Jeremiah’s mother Susannah’s (Rachel Blanchard) cancer returns. But when an unexpected visitor threatens the future of Susannah’s house, Belly, Conrad and Jeremiah rally together to save the summer home all the while they navigate their love triangle.

Alongside Tung, Briney, Casalegno and Blanchard, “The Summer I Turned Pretty” stars Sean Kaufman, Rain Spencer, David Iacono, Jackie Chung and the addition of Elsie Fisher and Kyra Sedgwick.

Co-showrunner and author Han serves as an executive producer alongside co-showrunner Sarah Kucserka, Karen Rosenfelt, Gabrielle Stanton, Hope Hartman, Mads Hansen and Paul Lee.


Hulu announced it will add PBS Kids, local PBS affiliates and Magnolia Network to its live TV lineup. Local PBS stations will become accessible in the coming months and the Magnolia Network will join on May 25.

The streaming service’s subscribers will now have access to 90 channels, which feature live sports, national news, local news, Hulu’s on-demand streaming library, Hulu originals, next-day network TV shows, access to Disney+ and ESPN+ and the ability to access an unlimited DVR.

“PBS, PBS Kids and Magnolia Network are among the most frequently requested channels by our subscribers and we’re thrilled to add them to our core line-up that now includes more than 90 live channels,” said Reagan Feeney, SVP, live TV content programming and partnerships for Hulu.

“As more and more households look to digital streaming offerings, this announcement is part of our commitment to meet audiences where they are with the PBS programming they know and love. PBS will continue to make trusted content available to all households across as many platforms as possible,” added PBS chief digital and marketing officer, Ira Rubenstein.


The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) will announce winners of the 5th Annual AAFCA TV Honors on June 19.

The AAFCA will award and honor winners in 14 different categories, including Best TV comedy, TV drama, new show, documentary, limited series/special, breakout star, ensemble, writing, TV directing, TV acting (female) and TV acting (male).

See below for the ceremony’s voting timeline:

  • June 1, 2022 – May 31, 2023: Eligibility Window

  • June 12: Submissions Close

  • June 13-16: Voting Window

  • June 19: Winners Announced

  • August 27: 5th Annual AAFCA TV Honors

Submissions are now open.


Prime Video has released the trailer for “With Love” Season 2, and it’s packed with new drama between the siblings as they navigate love and careers. The six-episode series is a romantic dramedy about brother and sister Lily and Jorge Diaz, played by Emeraude Toubia and Mark Indelicato. The new season will be available to stream on June 2.

The trailer starts with a sibling break-up, when Jorge kicks out Lily and forces her to move back in with their parents. But, hey, no hard feelings—she still takes the time to touch up her brother’s makeup. As Jorge tries to accept his boyfriend’s family, Lily decides to focus on herself and her new makeup styling business. All the while, the two lean on their large family to help guide them through tough times.

The cast also includes Rome Flynn, Desmond Chiam, Vincent Rodriguez III, Isis King, Todd Grinnell, Constance Marie and Benito Martinez. “With Love” is created and executive produced by Gloria Calderón Kellet along with executive producer Andy Roth. The show is co-produced by Calderón Kellet’s GloNation and Amazon Studios.

Watch the trailer below.


Max has released the official trailer for its original six-episode unscripted series “What Am I Eating? With Zooey Deschanel,” which will premiere on Tuesday, May 23 on the streamer.

Deschanel is on a mission to solve the impending question — “What am I eating?” She sets out to debunk common food myths, see how her food is actually made and learn more about the food supply chain. From fruits to desserts, Deschanel enlists the knowledge of food correspondents to learn more about various foods throughout the six-episode series.

Deschanel is an Emmy-winning actress who starred in the popular TV show “New Girl.” She has also starred in “Elf” and “500 Days of Summer.” She serves as an executive producer of “What Am I Eating? with Zooey Deschanel” alongside Jeffrey L. Weaver, Tracy Wares, Matthew Segal, Jarrett Moreno, Mike Vainisi, Jessie Surovell, Taye Shuayb and Tom Werner. It is produced by Candle Media’s Attn.

What the official trailer below.


Vice returns to Showtime with Season 4 of their award-winning documentary series. The 16-episode season will cover the rising drug crises in America, the aftermath of the Syrian earthquake and new advancement in artificial intelligence. The Vice reporting team includes Isobel Yeung, Alzo Slade, Paola Ramos, Hind Hassan, David Noriega, Krishna Andavolu, Ben C. Solomon, Vegas Tenold, Alyza Enriquez, Seb Walker and Suroosh Alvi.

The first eight episodes will air Sundays at 8 p.m. starting on May 7 with the rest of the episodes debuting at a later date. “Each half-hour episode of VICE relentlessly pursues untold stories of social justice, civil rights and identity, tackling complex geopolitical stories from remote parts of the globe,” said the official Showtime synopsis.

The series is executive produced by showrunner Beverly Chase along with Craig Thomson and Subrata De. It is produced by Vice News.

Take a look at the trailer below.


IFC has released the official trailer for dark comedy “Sisters,” which is set to debut on May 17 at 11 p.m.

“Sisters” stars Sarah Goldberg as Sare and Susan Stanley as Suze. After Sare’s mother dies, she finds out that the father who raised her isn’t her biological father, but is actually an Irish busker her mom met while backpacking decades ago. Sare then makes it her mission to find her biological father, to which she ends up meeting her half-sister, Suze, in Dublin. In the middle of dealing with her own life stressors, Suze joins forces with Sare so that they can both find their father.

The series also features Harki Bhambra, Liam Carney, Frank Laverty, Donal Logue, Rory Nolan, Darragh Shannon, Pat Shortt and Sophie Thompson.

“Sisters” is written and executive produced by Goldberg and Stanley. Declan Lowney and Alica MacDonald serves as executive producers. Lowney, Angela Squire, Richard Cook, Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Kira Carstensen, Melanie Donkers, Justin Healy and Ruth Coady executive produced the series. “SisterS,” an IFC Original Series, is a Canada/Ireland co-production from Peer Pressure and Shaftesbury in association with Mermade and Gaze Pictures with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Watch the official trailer below.


Season 14 of “The Real Housewives of New York City” will premiere on Sunday, July 16, at 9 p.m. with new episodes available to stream the next day on Peacock, Bravo announced on Monday.

The upcoming season will follow a brand new cast comprised of six New York City women running in the same social circles. As announced at BravoCon 2022, the cast was originally set to star Sai De Silva, Ubah Hassan, Erin Lichy, Jenna Lyons, Lizzy Savetsky, Jessel Taank and Brynn Whitfield. However, after the initial stages of production underwent, Savetsky and Bravo announced that she would no longer be joining the reboot due to a series of antisemitic attacks directed her way after casting was announced.

Season 14 of “RHONY” comes after a lackluster thirteenth season that drew in low ratings and wide criticism from fans. Andy Cohen, longtime executive producer of “The Real Housewives,” previously told Variety that the network’s strategy with the reboot was to feature “a multicultural group of friends who really best reflect the most exciting city in the country. We’re looking for a group of women who are real friends, and who are of diverse backgrounds, races and religions.”


AXS’ new original music competition series “Banded” will premiere on Saturday, May 13 at 9 p.m. ET on AXS TV.

“Banded” will spotlight 25 musicians as they are placed into five separate bands while being mentored by Grammy-winning and-nominated songwriters, producers and artists such as Wendy Starland, credited with discovering and developing Lady Gaga, Paul Ebersold, Steve Diamond, Justin Wilson and Dave Pahanish.

“Banded” will be hosted by musician and TV personality Brandon Jenner alongside “American Idol” finalist Didi Benami as. The series will consist of eight brand-new episodes with an exclusive video podcast to go along with each new episode.

“We are extremely pleased to announce our partnership with AXS TV in launching the inaugural season of ‘Banded,’” said Nico Albano, executive producer of the series. “AXS TV’s national and digital platforms are incredibly robust, giving viewers multiple ways to conveniently enjoy our content. We hope that this will be the beginning of a long-lasting relationship between AXS TV and ‘Banded,’ and we look forward to continuing to work with them as we move forward into the future.”


CBS has ordered “Lotería Loca,” the new action-packed game show series set to be hosted by Jaime Camil, the network announced Thursday.

Based on the Latin game of chance known as Lotería, the new series will follow contestants as they play the game. In each episode, two contestants take turns picking cards to get four in a row, which is Lotería. Every time that a card appears on their unique bingo-style card, the player will bank big money. Landing on one of the “Loca Cards” creates a twist in the game, giving players the opportunity to bank more cash when competing in interactive challenges. The player who gets the most “Loterías” on their board the fastest, moves on to the dramatic final round for a chance to win the ultimate show cash prize.

“I grew up playing Lotería with my family and friends back in México. I could say, without a shadow of a doubt, that every single Mexican family owned (and still owns) a Lotería game,” said host and executive producer Camil. “Even though this board game, which is similar to bingo, is still played and owned by millions of people around the globe, it’s something that resonates even more with every single Latinx person, because it helps connect with our heritage and emotional memories.”

“Lotería Loca” was created by Jeff Apploff, Aaron Solomon and Alejandro Trevino. Alongside Camil, Mike Darnell, Dan Sacks, Bridgette Theriault and Aaron Solomon will serve as executive producers. Trevino serves as co-executive producer and Apploff will serve as showrunner.


Hearst Media Production Group (HMPG) has recruited Gail Austin as senior producer on the weekly show “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.”

“Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien” is regarded as the U.S.’ #1 nationally syndicated public affairs news magazine, garnering an average of over 1.1 million weekly viewers season-to-date for the 2022-2023 TV season. HMPG and Sony Pictures Television, the show’s distributor, recently revealed that the show has been renewed for another two seasons.

Austin hails from National Public Radio (NPR) where she served as a deputy executive producer of its flagship show “Morning Edition” and the “Up First” podcast. Stepping into the new role marks Austin’s return to Hearst as she previously served as a producer at Hearst Television’s Washington D.C., News Bureau, before working with NPR. She kicked off her career in broadcast journalism at Hearst’s WGAL-TV, the local market news leader in the Pennsylvania capital region of Lancaster-Harrisburg-York.

HMPG’s portfolio is comprised of over 30 series and hundreds of hours of content on leading broadcast networks and station groups and on connected TV and streaming platforms. It has a library of more than 4,000 hours of programming and its content can be found in 97 countries.


Great Wolf Entertainment from Great Wolf Lodge has teamed up with kid-friendly streamer Kidoodle.TV for an all-new animated series, “Adventures of the Great Wolf Pack.” The show follows in the footsteps of the animated film “The Great Wolf Pack: A Call to Adventure,” and features five of the woodland creatures from the resort itself.

“We had such an incredible response to The Great Wolf Pack film that expanding distribution and making it more widely available was a natural next step,” said Brooke Patterson, chief marketing officer for Great Wolf Resorts. “Kidoodle.TV is a leader in providing safe, parent-approved, appropriate content for children under 12, and we’re very excited to share the next adventures of the great wolf pack on their platform, offering families both inside and outside of our resort a chance to connect with our characters and their stories.”

The series is executive produced by Julia Pistor who worked on the “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Rugrats” movies, along with Kent Redeker of “Doc McStuffins.” It is directed by Chris Bailey whose credits include “Alvin and the Chipmunks” and “Kim Possible.”

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