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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Girls5eva’ Premiere Date, ‘The Boys’ Teaser, ‘Elite’ Premiere Date, ‘Tiger & Bunny 2’ Trailer, ‘Abbott Elementary’ Renewed, ‘New Amsterdam’ Ending With Season 5, ‘Harley Quinn’ Spinoff in Development, and More!

GIRLS5EVA -- “Peacock Playground at SXSW”— Pictured: (l-r) Renée Elise Goldsberry, Busy Philipps, Paula Pell, Sara Bareilles -- (Photo by: Vivien Killilea/Peacock)

Peacock’s girls5eva will return for a second season May 5. The series follows a group of one hit wonders from the 90s who give fame another shot. The season will kick off with three episodes, with the remaining five rolling out weekly as opposed to the full first season releasing at once. The new season will also see Amy Sedaris and Neil Flynn appear as the parents of Busy Phillips’ character. The series stars Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell and Busy Philipps. 

The Boys season three teaser trailer is out now and offers a glimpse at all of the fan-favorite characters and fresh faces from the upcoming season. The new season premieres June 3 on Prime Video. Series star Karl Urban has also stated that he will be filming more for the series this year, giving more fuel to the rumors that the series has already been renewed for a fourth season. 

Season five of Elite will premiere on Netflix April 8. At Las Encinas, a new semester means a new victim, a new perpetrator and a new mystery as the students find themselves drowning in secrets.

Tiger & Bunny returns for a second season April 8 on Netflix. The first season aired back in 2011 with two followup movies in 2012 and 2014. The anime series follows a group of heroes who protect the city on a reality style series. The heroes are sponsored by companies and help promote their brands while dealing with their personal lives outside of their crime fighting lives. The new season will see the odd couple of Wild Tiger and Barnaby continue to work as superheroes. But with the number of superheroes increasing around the world, how will these two veterans fare!?  

After a successful start to the first season of Abbott Elementary, ABC has renewed the series for a second season. The new season will premiere in the 2022-23 TV season with more news on where it will air to come during Upfronts in May. If you haven’t watched the hilarious docu-style comedy series, you have plenty of time to catch up now! New episodes return March 22. 

NBC’s medical drama series New Amsterdam will be ending with its previously ordered fifth season. The series received a three season pickup back in 2020. The fourth season is currently airing, though on a break and will return with new episodes to wrap up the season April 19. The final season will consist of 13 episodes bringing the series just shy of 100 episodes. 

HBO Max is developing a Harley Quinn spinoff series. The animated series will follow Kite Man as he buys Noonan’s Bar, a bar frequented by DC villains, and struggles to keep it running. Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy will appear along with other villains including Lex Luthor and Bane in episodes. It will be likened to Cheers for supervillains. 

Season three of The Umbrella Academy will return to Netflix June 22. After putting a stop to 1963’s doomsday, the Umbrella Academy return home to the present, convinced they prevented the initial apocalypse and fixed this godforsaken timeline once and for all. But after a brief moment of celebration, they realize things aren’t exactly (okay, not at all) how they left them.

BET has ordered a revival of its College Hill reality series with College Hill: Celebrity Edition. The eight episode season will feature NeNe Leakes, Ray J, Lamar Odom, Big Freedia, Stacey Dash, DreamDoll, India Love, and Slim Thug as they live and attend classes at the HBCU Texas Southern University. The original series ran for six seasons on BET. 

Catherine Tate’s new documentary style comedy series set in a female prison, Hard Cell, will premiere on Netflix on April 12. Tate plays multiple characters as a documentary crew follows the inmates and staff of HMP Woldsley capturing the penal system at its brutal humorous best.

With the Discovery and WarnerMedia merger closing in the coming weeks, it was announced that Discovery+ and HBO Max will eventually combine into one streaming platform. In the meantime, the new company will bundle the two streaming services together in a deal, giving them time to eventually merge them into one cohesive service. 

HBO’s docuseries The Invisible Pilot premieres April 4. The series is a tale of a charismatic, daredevil husband and father who unexpectedly jumped off a bridge in 1977, despite a seemingly happy home life and a lucrative career as a pilot. His small-town Arkansas community searches for his body in vain while family and friends seek answers. Years later, a mysterious story emerges involving hypnosis, secret identities and a double life of dangerous missions and law-breaking. And that’s just the beginning… 

Skylar Astin has joined the cast of CBS’s untitled Untitled Mother/Son Legal Drama. The series follows a private investigator who begrudgingly helps his mother who is a successful attorney. The pilot comes from Scott Prendergast. 

The CW’s Walker: Independence pilot has cast Philemon Chambers. The potential Walker prequel series is set in the 1800. He joins Justin Johnson Cortez, Matt Barr, Greg Hovanessian, and Lawrence Kao 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is returning to the studio with a live audience when it returns April 11. The show will go on hiatus March 18 ahead of the change, also to accommodate Trevor Noah’s Grammy hosting duties. 

The Clarissa Explains It All reboot series in development may not be moving forward. Melissa Joan Hart made comments that the project fizzled out after being in the works. The project was first announced in 2018. 

Hulu’s new reality series The Kardashians premieres April 14. The brand new series gives an all access pass into the lives of Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie. From the intense pressures of running billion-dollar businesses to the hilarious joys of playtime and school drop-offs, this series brings viewers into the fold with a rivetingly honest story of love & life in the spotlight.

Prime Video’s second season of Undone will premiere April 29. The uniquely animated series follows a woman who after a brush with death rethinks her life. 

HBO Max’s new series Tokyo Vice premieres on the streamer April 7. Based on Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat, starring Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe. The drama captures Adelstein’s daily descent into the neon-soaked underbelly of Tokyo, where nothing and no one is truly what or who they seem. 

Roku’s new series Swimming with Sharks will premiere on The Roku Channel April 15. When Lou starts her internship for Joyce, she seems like a naïve Hollywood newcomer. In truth, Lou has been obsessed with Joyce for a long time and will do anything to get close to her… even kill. The series stars Kiernan Shipka and Diane Kruger. 

Apple TV+’s docuseries They Call Me Magic will premiere April 22. The four episode series offers a rare glimpse into the incredible real-life story of Magic Johnson, who left his mark on history through his work – both on and off the court – and continues to impact our culture today. It features intimate interviews with Magic, his family, and an all-star lineup, as the docuseries charts the cinematic life of one of the biggest cultural icons of our era.

French series Parallels will premiere on Disney+ March 23. The series tells the story of four friends – Bilal, Romane, Samuel and Victor – whose lives are turned upside down when a mysterious event scatters the group into different timelines. The four teenagers will do all they can to understand what has happened and try to get back to the carefree innocence of their former lives. 

Part two of HBO Max’s docuseries The Way Down: God, Greed & The Cult of Gwen Shamblin premieres April 28. The series examines the controversial Remnant Fellowship Church and its founder, the late Gwen Shamblin Lara. Part one premiered on HBO Max in September 2021.

Unscripted series Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls premieres on Prime Video March 25. The eight episode series follows global superstar and icon Lizzo, who is on the hunt for confident, bad-ass women to join the elite ranks of the Big Grrrls and join her world tour. With 10 hopeful women moving into the Big Grrrls House, they must prove they have what it takes to make it to the end and join Lizzo in front of a global audience on the center stage. 

Season four of anime series Overlord is coming to Crunchyroll in July. The series follows an MMORPG fan who ends up trapped in the game when he refuses to leave the game when it plans to shut down. Season three premiered in 2018. 

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

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