Pop culture is a never-ending world of updates, teases, trailers, and hopefully releases. What’s New Wednesday is Dorkaholics’ way to keep us all up to date with what’s new across comics, tv, film, games, and more! This week, the focus is on the second season of Lopez vs. Lopez and Quantum Leap as well as new series on NBC’s upcoming fall schedule, the new partnership between DSTLRY and Lunar Distribution, and Spy x Family throw blankets available online.
- Lopez vs Lopez: Renewed for Second Season
In less than a week after its first season concluded, NBC announced that Lopez vs Lopez has been renewed for its second season.
As a big fan of the series, it’s been a pleasure interviewing cast members George Lopez, Selenis Leyva, Matt Shively, Mayan Lopez, and creator/showrunner Debby Wolfe.
Lopez vs Lopez has been a huge hit, with the highest concentration of English-dominant Hispanic homes among all broadcast primetime series. And for live + 35 viewing, the series has the highest portion of long tail viewing among all NBC comedies on Peacock.
- NBC’s 2023-2024 Schedule Unveiled, includes Quantum Leap, Lopez vs Lopez, New Series
For NBC’s 2023-2024 schedule, Quantum Leap will be returning with its second season at the 10 p.m. time slot on Tuesday nights. Lopez vs Lopez can be expected to make a return during the midseason, like when its first season debuted.
See the schedule here (new series end with an *):
8-10 P.M. — The Voice
10-11 P.M. — The Irrational*
8-8:30 P.M. — Night Court
8:30-9 P.M. — Extended Family*
9-10 P.M. — The Voice
10-11 P.M. — Quantum Leap
8-9 P.M. — Chicago Med
9-10 P.M. — Chicago Fire
10-11 P.M. — Chicago P.D.
8-9 P.M. — Law & Order
9-10 P.M. — Law & Order: SVU
10-11 P.M. — Found*
8-9 P.M. – The Wall
9-11 P.M — Dateline NBC
7-7:30 P.M. — BIG TEN PREGAME/ Notre Dame Pregame (also live on Peacock)
7:30-11 P.M. — BIG TEN SATURDAY NIGHT / Notre Dame Football (also live on Peacock)
7-8:20 P.M. — Football Night in America (also live on Peacock)
8:20-11 P.M. — NBC Sunday Night Football (also live on Peacock)
EACH NEW SERIES’ SYNOPSIS:
About Extended Family: Jim and Julia, after an amicable divorce, decide to continue to raise their kids at the family home while taking turns on who gets to stay with them. Navigating the waters of divorce and child-sharing gets more complicated for Jim when Trey, the owner of his favorite sports team, enters the picture and wins Julia’s heart.
About Found: In any given year, more than 600,000 people are reported missing in the U.S. More than half that number are people of color that the country seems to forget about. A public relations specialist, who was once herself one of those forgotten ones, and her crisis management team now make sure there is always someone looking out for the forgotten missing people. But unbeknownst to anyone, this everyday hero is hiding a chilling secret of her own.
About The Irrational: Based on the bestselling author Dan Ariely’s “Predictably Irrational,” Alec Mercer is a world-renowned leader in behavioral science who lends his expertise to an array of high-stakes cases involving governments, law enforcement and corporations with his unique and unexpected approach to understanding human behavior.
- DSTLRY Partners with Lunar Distribution
Lunar Distribution has announced that they have signed a distribution agreement with the new comics publisher and collectibles company, DSTLRY.
“In a few brief years, Lunar has emerged as one of the most dependable and professional distributors in the industry,” says DSTLRY Chief Creative Officer Chip Mosher. “We’re excited to partner with an organization as trusted and aligned with the needs of the direct market as Lunar.”
Lunar Distribution’s co-founder, Christina Merkler, echoed a similar excitement towards the partnership.
“I couldn’t be more excited to partner with DSTLRY to bring their titles to our direct market accounts,” says Merkler. “Chip and David have a reputation for being innovative and exploring novel approaches to increase industry growth. The creators behind The Devil’s Cut are truly outstanding, hinting at the books to come. We can’t wait to get this line into retailers’ hands.”
Speaking of The Devil’s Cut, the anthology book will be available sometime this summer, likely July.
The Devil’s Cut compiles unfiltered stories from the company’s group of founding creators. These 72 pages of oversized pages printed on paper will feature work from: Mirka Andolfo, Brian Azzarello, Marc Bernardin, Elsa Charretier, Becky Cloonan, Lee Garbett, Jock, Joëlle Jones, Tula Lotay, Jamie McKelvie, Junko Mizuno, Stephanie Phillips, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Ram V; edited by Founding Editor Will Dennis.
- Spy X Family: Throw Blanket Coming June 2023
The best finds on Entertainment Earth this week were these throw blankets from the trending anime Spy x Family, which are only $39.99 and currently available for pre-orders, with the release date estimated for next month (June 2023):
- Spy x Family Anya Going to School Throw Blanket
- Spy x Family Group Going to School Throw Blanket
- Spy x Family Forger Family Adventure Throw Blanket
- Spy x Family Anya and Snowmen Throw Blanket
- Spy x Family Forger Family Watching TV Throw Blanket
- Spy x Family Forger Family Spring Picnic Throw Blanket
- Spy x Family Anya and Yor Forger Throw Blanket
- Spy x Family Forger Family Anya Peace Sign Throw Blanket
- Spy x Family Forger Family Striped Throw Blanket
- Spy x Family Forger Family Anya Waving Throw Blanket
- Spy x Family Group Time Bomb Throw Blanket
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