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Conan O’Brien Must Go on more trips.

Max has renewed the hit travel series for a six-episode Season 2 — up from Season 1’s four-episode run.

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“This latest travel show has been so fun and rewarding that I suspected it was all a cruel prank,” O’Brien said in a statement. “My apologies in advance to the next six countries.”

The show follows the beloved comedian as he visits the new friends he made through his podcast, “Conan O’Brien Needs a Fan,” embarking on a cultural deep dive with listeners from around the world. In the first season, O’Brien made stops in Norway, Thailand, Argentina, and Ireland, where he surprised some of his most memorable fans while also taking in local culture, cuisine and sights.

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* Food Network has greenlit for this upcoming holiday season the cooking competition Harry Potter: Wizards of Baking, which will see bakers and pastry chefs make a range of cake creations on the iconic film sets, our sister site Deadline reports. Per Variety, the series will also stream on Max and has set James and Oliver Phelps — who portrayed Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter films — as hosts.

* Hulu and Disney+ will launch in October the documentary Road Diary: Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic band’s creative process during their 2023-2024 world tour.

* Tennis great Serena Williams will host the 2024 ESPYS Presented by Capital One, airing live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 11 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

* The inaugural Hallmark Christmas Experience will be held at the Kansas City, Mo. Crown Center every weekend from Nov. 29 through Dec 23, offering event-exclusive merchandise, food and drink, and ticketed activities including photo ops with beloved Hallmark stars. Get details.

* Netflix has set a Thursday, Aug. 29 release date for the eight-episode anime series Terminator Zero. Following all new characters, the story centers on a soldier sent back in time to change the fate of humanity after the AI known as Skynet gained self-awareness and began its war.

“She arrives in 1997 to protect a scientist named Malcolm Lee who works to launch a new AI system designed to compete with Skynet’s impending attack on humanity,” reads the synopsis. “As Malcolm navigates the moral complexities of his creation, he is hunted by an unrelenting assassin from the future which forever alters the fate of his three children.”

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