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AMC’s 61st Street premieres April 10. The two season event series stars Courtney B. Vance. The series courses through the dark heart of the infamous Chicago criminal justice system as police and prosecutors investigate a deadly drug bust that threatens to unravel the police department’s code of silence. It also stars Aunjanue Ellis, Mark O’Brien, Holt McCallany, Tosin Cole, Andrene Ward-Hammond, and Bentley Green.

Netflix’s animated series Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 returns for a second season in May. Fully prosthetic cyborg Motoko Kusanagi leads Public Security Section 9 as they once again take on cyberbrain crime. 

Apple TV+’s limited series WeCrashed will premiere on the streamer March 18. The series is based on the podcast WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork and stars Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway. WeWork grew from a single coworking space into a global brand worth $47 billion in under a decade. Then, in less than a year, its value plummeted. 

Max Thieriot has been cast as the lead in the CBS pilot Cal Fire. Thieriot co-wrote the pilot episode and will serve as executive producer on the series. If the pilot is ordered to series, Thieriot could do the series and the series he currently stars on, Paramount+’s SEAL Team. 

Prime Video’s Outer Range will premiere this April. The series stars Josh Brolin as a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness. A thrilling fable with hints of wry humor and supernatural mystery, Outer Range examines how we grapple with the unknown. The series also stars Imogen Poots, Lili Taylor, Tamara Podemski, Lewis Pullman, Tom Pelphrey, Noah Reid, Shaun Sipos, Isabel Arraiza, Olive Abercrombie, and Will Patton. 

Dan Stevens has been cast in hulu’s limited series Immigrant. The Chippendales series stars Kumail Nanjiani, Annaleigh Ashford and Murray Bartlett. 

LL Cool J will be hosting and performing at the upcoming 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The ceremony will air live on Fox March 22. Jennifer Lopez will receive the 2022 iHeartRadio Icon Award, honoring her impact on pop culture, longevity and continued relevance as a touring and radio force with a loyal fan base worldwide. 

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias and Ryan McPartlin have been cast in NBC’s comedy pilot Hungry from Demi Lovato who will also star in the potential series. The series follows a food issues support group who help one another as they look for love, success and the perfect thing in the fridge that’s going to make it all better. The pilot also stars Valerie Bertinelli, Alex Brightman and Ashley D. Kelley. 

Yasmine Aker has joined the cast of Freeform’s Good Trouble in a recast. She replaces Odelya Halevi who previously recurred in the role and now stars on NBC’s Law & Order. Season four of Good Trouble premieres March 9. 

Peacock in collaboration with Sky has ordered a five episode drama series based on the Lockerbie Bombing, inspired by true-life story of Dr Jim Swire and his wife Jane. The series is based on the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 and the search for justice by Dr Jim Swire and his wife Jane who lost their beloved daughter, Flora, in the air disaster in 1988. It will premiere in 2023.

BET will celebrate Black Excellence with a weekend long celebration of specials. The 53rd NAACP Image Awards will air February 26, hosted by Anthony Anderson. It will be simulcast across 11 Paramount Global networks, including BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Paramount, Pop, Smithsonian, TV Land, and VH1. Following the awards show will be DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic: BET After Party 2022. Sidney Poitier: In His Own Words will air February 27 honoring the legacy of legendary actor and activist Sidney Poitier.

Food Network’s Geoffrey Zakarian is set to star in the new series Big Restaurant Bet. Over six episodes, Geoffrey presents eight talented chefs with the opportunity to take the next step in their culinary career with challenges to determine who has what it takes to run their first restaurant. When it comes to developing and operating a successful restaurant, there is no one with more knowledge than Geoffrey, and he is putting his reputation on the line to lift up a new generation of chefs competing to make their restaurant vision come true. The series premieres April 5, with all episodes available to stream on discovery+. 

Marry Me Now, OWN’s new series, will premiere March 19. The series is hosted by relationship coach and author, Rebecca Lynn Pope, who will guide real-life women ready to take the reins in planning their weddings and proposing to their significant others, all in the hopes of marriage. It will follow eight women from Houston, TX, who are in long-term relationships, but are ready to stop waiting for their significant other. Each week, Rebecca guides one woman as she takes the reins in her relationship, secretly constructing all of the elements for a surprise wedding and culminating with a surprise public proposal to her significant other. 

HGTV has renewed Battle on the Beach for a second season. Taniya Nayak, Ty Pennington and Alison Victoria return for a second round of sun soaked competition – this time in Surfside, Texas. The star experts will mentor three new teams of house flippers who complete weekly renovation challenges with the goal to add the most value to their home and win a $50,000 grand prize toward their next flip.  

Gayle King will anchor a New CBS Reports special on the legacy and impact of Trayvon Martin who was killed a decade ago. Trayvon Martin: 10 Years Later will air on CBS News Streaming Network, BET Networks, the Smithsonian Channel and Paramount+ February 26. King will sit down for new and emotional interviews with Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, and Breonna Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, as well as women from Mothers of the Movement, a group founded by Fulton for mothers whose children have been killed by police or gun violence.

A&E has ordered docuseries Exposing Parchman that follows the long efforts to reform the Mississippi correctional system, led by the inmates of Parchman Prison. The four episodes series delves into the developing legal case, looks inside the decaying prison, and unpacks Parchman’s shocking and disgraceful history.

Black Files Declassified returns for a new season on Science Channel March 9. Former CIA operative, Mike Baker, follows the money trail each week to reveal the many secrets at the core of these Black Files and pull back the curtain on the secret government programs that sometimes sound more like science fiction than truth. 

Discovery+’s new series Queen of Versailles Reigns Again will premiere April 30. The series will see Jackie Siegel reveal the renovation journey of her family’s famous 90,000 square-foot home. Offering the first glimpse inside the home since the documentary The Queen of Versailles  premiered a decade ago, the series will chronicle a vast renovation project, including the completion of five kitchens, a 35-car garage, 150-person dining room, ballroom and the family’s very own British-style pub. 

Animated comedy series Dicktown premieres on FXX March 3. John Hunchman was once the famous boy detective of Richardsville, North Carolina (Dicktown, to the locals), but now he’s pushing 40 and still solving mysteries for teens. David Purefoy, his former bully, is now his driver, muscle and only friend. Between chasing down stolen pimento cheese recipes and high school mascots gone rogue, John and David never stop trying to solve the biggest mystery: how to grow up. But when a menacing figure roars into their lives on a weird motorcycle-car, they learn the past isn’t done with them yet.

TV One’s special series Unsung Presents: The Decades will premiere February 27. The series is an examination of the music and social consciousness of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s and put a spotlight on songs that were chart hits, while also showing how they became signifiers for what was going on in the wider culture of Black America, from politics to fashion to business. From Motown and disco in the 1970s and 1980s, to the revolutionary sound and style of Hip Hop in the 1990s and 2000s, it will showcase the music and artists that provided the soundtrack of Black America.

Lee Arvoy
Lee Arvoy joined the TV Source team in the summer of 2020 as a TV Writer.

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