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Starz is developing an Outlander prequel series. Matthew B. Roberts will write and executive produce the potential series. The network’s original series will return for season six March 6 and has already been renewed for a seventh season. 

HBO Max and CBC have renewed Sort Of for a second season. The series follows the journey of Sabi Mehboob, a gender fluid millennial who straddles various identities from sexy bartender at an LGBTQ bookstore/bar, to the youngest child in a large Pakistani family, to the de facto parent of a downtown hipster family. Sabi feels like they’re in transition in every aspect of their life, from gender to love to sexuality to family to career. 

NBC News will air an exclusive interview with former U.S. Attorney General William Barr March 6 at 9 on NBC. Lester Holt will interview Barr in his first TV interview since his resignation. The special will bump the previously scheduled season two premiere of Weakest Link to March 13. Barr will also sit down with Today anchor Savannah Guthrie March 7 and speak with Chuck Todd on Meet the Press March 13. 

Netflix’s Love Is Blind will have a reunion show for its second season. The episode will premiere March 4. Contestants will discuss their time on the series and if they are still with their respective partners. 

Lyric Ross has been cast in Disney+’s upcoming Marvel series Ironheart. She will be playing Riri Williams’ friend, played by Dominique Thorne. The series also stars Anthony Ramos who will be playing a villain likely for the bigger Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

CBS has set a crossover event for their comedies The Neighborhood and Bob Hearts Abishola. Airing March 14, Cedric the Entertainer and Tichina Arnold will appear as their The Neighborhood characters Calvin and Tina on Bob Hearts Abishola. Later in the season, Gina Yashere from Bob Hearts Abishola will appear in an episode of The Neighborhood, playing a completely different character. The Neighborhood and Bob Hearts Abishola have been renewed for their fifth and fourth seasons respectively. 

Justin Johnson Cortez has been cast in The CW’s Walker prequel spinoff pilot Walker: Independence. Set in the 1800s the potential series will follow Abby Walker, who begins a quest for revenge after her husband is murdered while the couple is heading out West. Along the way, she crosses paths with Hoyt Rawlings, a rogue in search of purpose. Their journey takes them to Independence, Texas, as they form a newfound family who struggles with the world around them. 

Season two of Food Network’s Chef Boot Camp will premiere April 7. Chef Cliff Crooks leads boot camp each week for a new trio of self-nominated chefs from around the country who acknowledge they need to make big changes if they are to succeed in the food industry. Over three days, Cliff leads intense culinary drills that tests how these chefs cook under pressure, manage their time, and communicate. 

Apple TV+’s limited series Manhunt about the Lincoln assassination has cast Anthony Boyle and Lovie Simone. The series is based on James Swanson’s book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. 

A&E has ordered a new docuseries titled James Brown: Say It Loud which will premiere in 2023 timed to what would have been Brown’s 90th birthday. The four episode series delves into Brown’s improbably epic life and sound that was as innovative as it was influential. Exploring his legacy through exclusive interviews with friends, family, collaborators and proteges as well as his beloved music catalog, the documentary also includes never-before-seen archival footage.

John Mulaney will be joining the Five Timers club on Saturday Night Live airing February 26. The comedian will be joined by musical guest LCD Soundsystem. 

HBO Max’s Theodosia will premiere March 10. Set in 1906, the series centers on 14-year-old Theo as she gathers an eclectic team that includes her younger brother Henry, along with friends Will and Egyptian Princess Safiya, to fight a powerful secret society bent on destroying the world with ancient Egyptian dark magic.

NBC’s upcoming crime drama limited series The Thing About Pam will premiere March 8. The series is based on the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria that resulted in her husband Russ’s conviction, although he insisted he didn’t kill her. His conviction was later overturned. This brutal crime set off a chain of events that would expose a diabolical scheme deeply involving Pam Hupp. It stars Renée Zellweger Josh Duhamel, Judy Greer, Katy Mixon, Glenn Fleshler, Gideon Adlon, Sean Bridgers, Suanne Spoke and Mac Brandt.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe returns for its second season on Netflix March 3. The fate of Eternos hangs in the balance as He-Man and the heroes forge new alliances – and new destinies – to stop Skeletor from raising an Army of the Dead and obtain ultimate power.

HBO Max’s docuseries Gaming Wall St will premiere March 3. It will explore the historic 2021 short squeeze of GameStop, and how a group of armchair investors and online vigilantes ultimately helped expose the dark underbelly of Wall Street. Kieran Culkin serves as narrator. 

BritBox has set premiere dates for their streaming series in honor of the service’s fifth year. New series Murder in Provence will premeire March 1. The series is based on the Verlaque and Bonnet series by M.L. Longworth. The series follows Antoine Verlaque as Investigating Judge in Aix-en Provence and his romantic partner turned partner-in-crime Marine Bonnet as they investigate the murders, the mysteries and the surprisingly dark underbelly of their idyllic home. Their efforts are aided by Hélène, a hard-nosed detective and Antoine’s trusted confidante.  Season three of The Bay will premiere March 15. Twenty Twelve will premiere March 22. This is Joan Collins will premiere March 29. 

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

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