Paramount+ and Disney+ rolled out a variety of new shows and seasons to their subscribers this week and weekend. Some highly anticipated series premieres were released this week, including Andor. Many long-running shows are back with new seasons, including the NCIS and FBI Franchise. There are plenty of opportunities for viewers to check out brand new content this weekend.
New seasons of NCIS premiere on Paramount+ on September 19th
That NCIS franchise has returned this fall with new installments of the original series and its spin-off series, NCIS: Hawaii. NCIS Season 20 continues the investigative team’s iconic storyline without the series’ main protagonist, Mark Harmon. Hawaii is a newer installment in the franchise, with Season 2 premiering this week. The series stars Vanessa Lachey as the main protagonist who leads her team to investigate crimes related to the military and national security. Fans of the franchise can look forward to some new episodes in the coming weeks.
The Neighborhood returns September 19 on Paramount+
the neighborhood is back with Season 5 of the sitcom television series. The series follows a white Midwestern family adjusting to the culture of a predominantly black neighborhood in Pasadena, California. The show stars Cedric the Entertainer as Calvin Butler and Max Greenfield as Dave Johnson. Dave serves as an overly friendly neighbor who can’t take a hint while Calvin continues to build walls to keep him out. The show’s greatest strength is its cast, which offers a humorous portrayal of its contradictory dynamics.
New seasons of FBI premiere on Paramount+ on September 20th
That FBI Shows each have a new season premiere on Paramount+, including FBI season 5, FBI: International season 2 and FBI: Most Wanted Season 4. The original series began in 2018 and quickly expanded with the two spin-off series. FBI focuses primarily on the inner workings of the agency’s New York office Most Wanted presents the Fugitive Task Force. International used for mirroring FBIinitially focuses on crime and investigations, but this spin-off series is set in Budapest, and the cast deals with locating and neutralizing terrorist threats. Fans of investigative crime drama will have their pick this weekend.
Survivor S43 returns on September 21st on Paramount+
survivor had an amazing run on TV at the start of season 43. survivor began in 2000 and has since released two seasons a year. Season 43 is a shortened season that only lasted 26 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The large group of participants spend weeks together in the wilderness, providing themselves with food, fire and shelter while voting each other off the island until there is only one left. The “Sole Survivor” wins $1,000,000.
The Amazing Race S34 returns on September 21st on Paramount+
The amazing race is back with a new season, featuring a fresh cast of 11 teams as they travel the world to win a $1,000,000 cash prize at the end of their journey. The challenges each team of two must overcome during their journey provide opportunities for physical and mental growth. These competitors will be pushed beyond their limits as they battle it out for first place and win that big cash prize.
Andor premiered on Disney+ on September 21
Andor serves as a prequel series to war of stars spin-off film Villain One (2016). The series follows the title of Cassian Andor and expands on his life before his sacrificial fate. The series premiere includes the first three episodes of the season, and each new episode will premiere on Disney+ on Wednesdays. Episode 12 will be the series finale on November 23rd. Season 2 is already in development and will be the conclusion of the series leading up to the events of Villain One. This series will serve as additional content for those who want to see more of the film’s protagonists before their ultimate death.
New Nat Geo documentary series Super/Natural debuts September 21 on Disney+
From executive producer James Cameron, National Geographic has partnered with Disney+ to cater to audiences Awesome/Natural, a new documentary series showing the interesting “superpowers” of many wild animals. Benedict Cumberbatch serves as the narrator, adding his dramatic flair to the viewing experience. Many animals around the world have secret powers and super senses that are more than helpful to their survival and the world.
Cinderella: The Reunion comes to Disney+ on September 21
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of CinderellaDisney+ is adding a special edition of 20/20 which focuses on the film and includes interviews with the cast and fans. Behind-the-scenes content includes clips from Brandy, Whoopi Goldberg, Paolo Montalban, Victor Garber, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander, Veanne Cox and Whitney Houston. Brandy was the first black Disney princess to hit the big screen and served as necessary representation for many young girls around the world. Fans of the film can tune in and see behind-the-scenes clips of exclusive content as they relive the original magic.
About the Come Up premieres on Paramount+ on September 23rd
On the come up is a drama about a young female rapper who takes on the battle rap scene and earns her shot in the spotlight. Bri’s first hit goes viral and she must face the various struggles that come with rescuing her family from hard times. The protagonist’s father was a rap heir before he died from gang violence. Bri has a lot to overcome in a realm that brings varying levels of pain, challenges and success. On the come up currently has 73 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and the film will premiere on September 23, 2022.
The Call of the Wild comes to Disney+ on September 23
The Call of the Wild (2020) is an adventure film based on a novel of the same name. Harrison Ford plays the dog’s only friend after he’s kidnapped from his home in California. In the wild country of the Yukon, Buck (the dog) learns to work alongside the outdoorsman (Ford) in his new chapter in life. The two grow together and save each other’s lives. Half of the film is animated, giving Buck a level of personalization that is sure to keep the whole family entertained.