Good morning. After a solid month of waiting on tenterhooks after the last episode of The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs on the Shudder streaming platform (an infernal double bill of Hellbound: Hellraiser II and the incomparable Hell Comes to Frogtown), the news has finally come over: Season 3 is on the way, and with it more specials, the soonest being a mystery double feature to air in August.

For the three of you who’ve never heard of Joe Bob Briggs, for nearly 40 years he’s been reviewing and hosting TV shows dedicated to “Drive-In” movies, as he calls them (horror, sci-fi, exploitation, basically the stuff that doesn’t get any awards cred) with a knowledgeable, humorous spin.

Joe Bob and his latest (and greatest) Mail Girl, Darcy.

I’ve gotta admit, I’m a relative newcomer to the Joe Bob fandom, or the “Mutant Fam” as it’s known to insiders. Sure, I was aware of his MonsterVision show on TNT back in the 90s, but I never had regular access to cable in those days. So when Joe Bob made his triumphant return with the 26+ hour movie marathon 2 summers ago, I was oblivious. Probably dicking around with the pre-LMO talkbacker crowd on whichever dubious platform we were haunting at the time.

Anyhoo, thanks to the Wu-Flu I had a lot of time on my hands last March, so I got a free Shudder trial and checked out The Last Drive-In, specifically Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, because why not? After one episode, I was a goner— I may not have caught any sorta coronavirus that I know of, but I definitely came down with a moderate-to-severe case of Joe Bob-itis (there is no known cure).

But enough of my Johnny-come-lately fanboy bullstuff, you came here for the details! Well admittedly, we don’t have THAT much— just a promise from Shudder that the show has indeed been renewed for a third season, which is to premiere sometime in 2021. The most recent season started in April if that gives any indication. The man himself had this to say:

“I can’t believe it’s only been two years since that first marathon called The Last Drive-In,” said host Joe Bob Briggs. “To have a third season, and continue to experience the love and encouragement that daily pours out of the Shudder community, is more than I could ever have hoped for. It’s been a very difficult year for all of us, but I hope we can continue to be a little oasis where people come to celebrate holidays and weekends and that special family feeling that only horror fans know.”

Additionally, Shudder has planned several Last Drive-In specials for this year and next, the first one being a “Summer Sleepover” double feature set to air Friday, August 14, at 9pm ET/6pm PT on the Shudder platform. Blair says check it out.