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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Grace and Frankie’ Final Episodes Premiere Date, BET Renews ‘The Oval’ and ‘Sistas’, ‘Selling Sunset’ Premiere Date, CBS Orders ‘The Real Love Boat’, ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Renewed, and More!

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The final episodes of Grace and Frankie will premiere on Netflix April 29. These will be the final 12 episodes of season seven. The first four episodes of the final season were surprise released back in August 2021. 

BET has renewed Tyler Perry’s The Oval for a fourth season and Tyler Perry’s Sistas for a fifth season. Tyler Perry’s The Oval lifts the veil of what can happen when the leader of the free world, his wife, and his family are crazed maniacs. Tyler Perry’s Sistas follows a group of single Black females navigating their “complicated love life,” careers, and friendship through the ups and downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals.

Season five of Selling Sunset will premiere on Netflix April 22. Set in the world of LA’s high-end real estate, the ten episode season follows the city’s most successful female realtors who all work under the same roof at The Oppenheim Group, the #1 agency in the Hollywood Hills and the Sunset Strip. They work hard and play harder, as they compete with the cutthroat LA market… and each other. 

CBS has ordered a new adventure dating series The Real Love Boat. The competition series is inspired by The Love Boat, the hit 1970s scripted series that used Princess Cruises ships as its setting. The series will bring singles together to cruise the Mediterranean on a luxury cruise ship while looking for love. Destination dates, challenges and surprise singles will test the couples’ compatibility and chemistry. Like the beloved original scripted series, the indispensable crew members including “captain” and “cruise director” will play pivotal roles in the matchmaking and navigation of the romantic (and sometimes turbulent) waters ahead. 

HBO has renewed My Brilliant Friend for a fourth and final season. The new season will be based on the fourth book in Elena Ferrante’s series “The Story Of The Lost Child”. 

David Spade’s comedy special Nothing Personal will premiere April 26. Hot off the beach from his guest hosting duties on Bachelor In Paradise, David Spade makes his Netflix comedy special debut. From sharing his disdain for crabs to his unique approach to turning down drugs, David proves that no topic is off limits. The special was filmed at the Pantages Theater in Minneapolis. 

Demore Barnes will return to Law & Order: SVU this season in at least one episode. His character Deputy Chief Christian Garland was written out in the premiere of season 23.

Mckenna Grace is set to star in Peacock’s upcoming true crime limited series A Friend of the Family. She joins previously announced Anna Paquin, Jake Lacy, Colin Hanks and Lio Tipton. The series is based on Jan Broberg’s stranger-than-fiction kidnapping story. Jan was kidnapped multiple times over a period of years by a charismatic, obsessed family “friend.” The Brobergs – devoted to their faith, family, and community – were utterly unprepared for the sophisticated tactics their neighbor used to exploit their vulnerabilities, drive them apart, and turn their daughter against them. This is the story of how their lives were permanently altered – and how they survived. 

Steven Weber will return to Chicago Med next season after singing a new deal with the long running medical drama. He previously signed a one year deal as a series regular in the current seventh season after ecurring in the sixth season.

Season three of HLN’s Sex & Murder will premiere with a two hour season premiere April 24. The docuseries uncovers the double lives, stunning greed, twisted grooming and deadly rampages of individuals often motivated by sex.

A new episode of Back on the Record with Bob Costas will premiere on HBO April 1. The episode’s lineup will be announced next week. 

Prime Video’s A Very British Scandal will premiere April 22. The series focuses on the divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, one of the most notorious, extraordinary, and brutal legal cases of the 20th century. The series turns this scandal inside out in order to explore the social and political climate of postwar Britain, looking at attitudes towards women, and asking whether institutional misogyny was widespread at the time. 

Smother-In-Law  will premiere on Netflix April 13. Living with her family since the pandemic struck, the meddling Isadir does her best to disrupt the lives of her bumbling son and rival daughter-in-law.

Peacock’s thriller drama series Smother returns for season two April 28 with all six episodes. Val Ahern’s world is rocked once again when a stranger turns up on her doorstep. 

Senzo: Murder of a Soccer Star will premiere on Netflix April 7. Soccer player Senzo Meyiwa was a national hero before his killing shocked South Africa. Who did it, and why? This docuseries dives into the evidence.

Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story premieres on Netflix April 6. TV star Jimmy Savile charmed a nation with his eccentricity and philanthropy. But sexual abuse allegations expose a shocking unseen side of his persona. Jimmy Savile was one of the United Kingdom’s most beloved TV personalities. Shortly after his death in 2011, an investigation prompted more than 450 horrific allegations of sexual assault and abuse, with victims as young as 5. The docuseries examines, through extensive archive footage, the evil within Jimmy and delves into how he managed to fool an entire nation for four decades. 

Season two of The Croods Family Tree will premiere on peacock April 5. Get ready to take family time to a whole new level!

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

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