Starz Sets ‘Power Book IV: Force’ for February 2022 Premiere, Releases First-Look Teaser (TV News Roundup)

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Starz announced that the next drama in the “Power” franchise, “Power Book IV: Force,” will premiere Feb. 6, 2022.

The show stars Joseph Sikora, reprising his “Power” role of Tommy Egan as he leaves New York after losing Ghost (Omari Hardwick). He sets out to close an old wound he has been haunted by for decades, but he ends up caught in a labyrinth of family secrets and lies and finds himself in Chicago’s drug game — between the city’s two biggest crews. Over the course of the first season, Tommy will use his outsider status to his advantage, breaking and rewriting local rules on a quest to become the biggest drug dealer in Chicago.

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Isaac Keys, Lili Simmons, Gabrielle Ryan, Shane Harper, Kris D. Lofton, Anthony Fleming III, Lucien Cambric and Tommy Flanagan also star in the series from Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Kemp executive produces the “Power” Universe shows through her End of Episode banner, while Jackson executive produces through G-Unit Film and Television. Mark Canton executive produces through Atmosphere Entertainment MM. End of Episode’s Chris Selak, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich also executive produce. Lionsgate Television.

Watch a teaser below.

Also in today’s TV news roundup:

DATES

Bravo announced that Season 16 of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” will premiere on Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. Heather Dubrow will return to the series after a five-year hiatus, joining Shannon Storms Beador, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson. New housewives include Dr. Jen Armstrong and Noella Bergener. Evolution Media produces for Bravo, with Douglas Ross, Alex Baskin, Thomas Kelly, Brian McCarthy, Apryl Richards, Scott Dunlop and Andy Cohen as executive producers. See a trailer below.

Netflix announced “Voir,” the upcoming docuseries from David Fincher and David Prior, will premiere on Dec. 6. Each of the six episodes presents a visual essay celebrating personal connections to cinema via personal histories and explorations of character and craft. Fincher, Prior, Ceán Chaffin, Joshua Donen, Neil Kellerhouse, Ross M. Dinerstein and Ross Girard executive produce the series, which is written by Walter Chaw, Drew McWeeny, Taylor Ramos, Sasha Stone and Tony Zhou. “Voir” is a Campfire Studios production. Watch a trailer below.

FIRST LOOKS

Variety has exclusively obtained key art for “The Cleaning Lady,” Fox’s upcoming drama series premiering on Jan. 3, 2022. Élodie Yung stars as a Cambodian doctor who moves to the U.S. for her son’s medical treatment but ends up having to work as a custodian for mobsters, cleaning up the evidence of their crimes. Oliver Hudson, Adan Canto, Martha Millan, Valentino LaSalle and Sebastien LaSalle also star. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Fox Entertainment. Executive producers include pilot writer Miranda Kwok, showrunner Melissa Carter, Shay Mitchell, David Dean Portelli, Rose Marie Vega and Paola Suarez. Michael Offer directs and executive produces the pilot. See the art below.

The Cleaning Lady Season 1 Key Art
The Cleaning Lady Season 1 Key Art

PROGRAMMING

HGTV announced that the “Home Town” franchise is expanding into a multi-series franchise, starting with “Home Town Kickstart,” scheduled to premiere in 2022. Presented in partnership with “People” magazine, the new series will give six quintessential small towns across the country a major boost to revitalize their efforts for a much-needed fresh start. For each town, HGTV will refresh the home of a local hero, give a small business an upgrade and invigorate a public space that will give back to everyone in the town. Additionally, “People” will share the unique stories of each town. HGTV will also premiere a new season of its flagship series “Home Town” on Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. The Discovery Plus series “Home Town: Ben’s Workshop” will return for a second season Dec. 19.

CASTING

Simon Helberg will reprise his role as Howard Wolowitz from “The Big Bang Theory” in the Nov. 18 episode of “Young Sheldon” airing on CBS at 8 p.m. Howard provides an introduction to engineering in voiceover at the start of the episode, which follows Sheldon’s (Iain Armitage and Jim Parsons) first-ever engineering class, taught by Professor Boucher (Lance Reddick). See a new clip from the episode below.

RENEWALS

Nickelodeon announced that “Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan” has been renewed for a 20-episode third season. The series follows a family whose lives change when their nephew, aspiring hip-hop artist Dylan (Dylan Gilmer), moves in unannounced. Carl Anthony Payne II, Mieko Hillman, Mieko Hillman, Celina Smith, Hero Hunter and Jet Miller also star. Tyler Perry serves as creator and executive producer with Mark E. Swinton, Will Areu and Carmen Jones as producers. Co-heads of Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Live-Action Shauna Phelan and Zack Olin oversee production for Nickelodeon while Brian Banks serves as Nickelodeon’s executive in charge of production.

DEALS

Jupiter Entertainment’s Harrison Land has launched a new production company called OverUnder Content, signed a first look agreement with Jupiter and named Katherine Grandy as OverUnder’s vice president of production and development. Land will develop and produce nonfiction programming at OverUnder with a focus on feature-length documentaries and true crime. Under the first look agreement, he will continue to oversee and executive select titles at Jupiter, where he worked for over a decade as senior vice president. Grandy developed and produced projects with Land at Jupiter for over seven years.

LATE NIGHT

Taylor Swift, Colin Quinn and Jared Freid will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” while Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Garnett and The War On Drugs will be on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Taylor Swift, Aisling Bea and Elmo Lovano will be on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will feature Kenneth Branagh and Ellie Kemper. Andrew Garfield, Jamie Dornan and Laurie Kilmartin will be on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”

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