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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Ms. Marvel’ Premiere Date, ‘Halo’ Trailer, ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ Premiere Date, ABC Sets Premiere Dates, Paul Wesley Joins ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’, ‘Close Enough’ Premiere Date, and More!

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Disney+’s upcoming Marvel series Ms. Marvel will premiere June 8. The six episode series introduces Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a Super Hero mega fan with an oversized imagination – particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel. Yet Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home – that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life gets better with super powers, right? 

Halo premieres on Paramount+ March 24. Dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, Halo the series will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future. 

Season three of A Black Lady Sketch Show will premiere on HBO April 8. The narrative sketch comedy series features a core cast of Black women living relatable, hilarious experiences in a magical reality that subverts traditional expectations. The six episode season stars Robin Thede, Gabrielle Dennis, Ashley Nicole Black and Skye Townsend. The new season will feature more than 40 celebrity guest stars, including Ava DuVernay, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Raven-Symoné, Wanda Sykes, David Alan Grier, Kyla Pratt, Jemele Hill, Holly Robinson Peete, Kel Mitchell, Michael Ealy, Wayne Brady, Bob the Drag Queen, Vanessa Williams, Lance Reddick, Loni Love, Cari Champion, Shangela, Trevor Jackson, Tommy Davidson, Jay Pharoah, Jidenna, and Essence Atkins and more. 

ABC announced premiere dates for three unscripted series. Season four of Holey Moley will kick off May 3 at 8. Muppets favorites unite with on-camera commentating duo Rob Riggle and Joe Tessitore, making for some un-fore-gettable hijinks. The Chase will return May 3 at 9. Three new “Chasers”, Victoria Groce, Brandon Blackwell and Buzzy Cohen, will join returning “Chasers” Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer as Sara Haines hosts the game. (No Ken Jennings fuels a potential Jeopardy! full time gig coming?) New series Who Do You Believe? will premiere May 3 at 10. The series portrays cases from the narratives of the victims and perpetrators. Viewers can then put together the real truth through both versions of the cases in question.

Paul Wesley has been cast as James T. Kirk in the upcoming second season of Paramount+’s Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The news comes ahead of the series premiere set for May 25. William Shatner originated the role in the original Star Trek series. 

HBO Max’s animated series Close Enough returns for season three April 7. The news was announced during the season finale airing on TBS. 

9-1-1’s Angela Bassett will be crossing over on 9-1-1: Lone Star on March 21. The crossover comes following 9-1-1’s spring premiere episode. 

Shaquille O’Neal and Liza Koshy Join Shakira as creators on Dancing with Myself. Camille Kostek will host. The NBC dance competition series is inspired by the millions tuning in to watch the latest dance crazes on social media. a group of everyday people compete each week in a series of high-energy dance challenges designed and demonstrated by the show’s celebrity creators Shakira, Liza, and Shaquille. Isolated in their own pods, contestants have a short time to learn the new routines, add their unique flair and then perform their hearts out in front of a live studio audience.

CBS has set a special honoring the life and legacy of Whitney Houston marking ten years since her untimely passing. Whitney, A Look Back will air April 2. It will include lost performances and rare moments with Whitney, as well as new interviews with those who knew her best, including Dionne Warwick, Clive Davis, CeCe Winans, Monica, and Kelly Price. It will also explore new details about the days leading up to and following Whitney’s death.

John Clarence Stewart, Miracle Watts and Shamika Cotton have joined the second season of Starz’s P-Valley. All three will appear in the new season as recurring. 

The new season of Netflix’s Danish political drama Borgen – Power & Glory premieres April 15. The series follows Birgitte Nyborg, her staff and the media tasked with covering her, this time in her role as Minister for Foreign Affairs. The new season deals with some of the biggest political issues of our time; the relevance of the Danish Realm in the modern world, the superpowers’ battle for control of the Arctic – and not least, the climate crisis. The main story focuses on the struggle for power and what power does to people – both professionally and on a personal level. 

Prime Video has ordered YA action thriller series Shelter to series. It tells the story of high school junior Mickey Bolitar as he navigates his new life with a mom in rehab, a dead father, an annoying aunt, and a new school in New Jersey with a camel as its mascot. When a creepy old lady who may or may not be a ghost tells Mickey that his father isn’t dead, Mickey is sure he’s losing his mind on top of everything. Mickey finds a grounding force in Ashley Kent, another new student who’s lived through her own tragedy. But then Ashley goes missing, and as Mickey searches for her, he learns that everything she told him was a lie – and that he is in serious danger unless he gets to the bottom of what happened to her and his father. Mickey’s search thrusts him into a world of conspiracy, lies, and the darkest aspects of humanity. The series is based on Harlan Coben’s Mickey Bolitar book trilogy series. 

The fourth season midseason premiere of Tyler Perry’s Sistas will pick up starting June 29. The news comes ahead of the midseason finale airing on BET March 16. The series follows a group of single Black females as they navigate 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.

Frankie Faison has been cast in ABC’s The Rookie upcoming backdoor pilot spinoff. The potential series focusing on the FBI will also potentially star Niecy Nash, Kat Foster and Felix Solis. The two part event will air later this season. 

Tanya Saracho, Gabriela Revilla Lugo and Selena Gomez are developing 15 Candles, a reinterpretation of John Hughes‘ 16 Candles. The Peacock series would focus on four young latinas in high school coming of age through their quinceañera. 

Dr. Seuss Enterprises is teaming up with Netflix for five new animated preschool series and specials. The projects are inspired by treasured stories like Horton Hears a Who!; The Sneetches; One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish; and Wacky Wednesday, in addition to lovable characters like Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose. Season two of Green Eggs and Ham premieres April 8. 

Kimee Balmilero, Tess Paras and Jason Rogel have been cast in ABC’s pilot Josep. They join previously cast Mia Katigbak, Rory O’Malley and Kaden Alejandro. 

CBS will air Pickled later this year, a new comedic, celebrity-packed pickleball tournament. The two hour event will curate the best all-star competitive teams to play against each other in the name of charity, and ultimately vie for the coveted totem of excellence: the Golden Gherkin. Cast details will be announced at a later date. 

Juliette Lewis has joined the cast of hulu’s upcoming limited series Immigrant. The Chippendales series previously cast Kumail Nanjiani, Murray Bartlett, Annaleigh Ashford, Quentin Plair, Andrew Rannells, Nicola Peltz.

Set to present at the 94th Oscars are Halle Bailey, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jamie Lee Curtis, Woody Harrelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Shawn Mendes, Tyler Perry and Tracee Ellis Ross. The ceremony airs live on ABC March 27. 

Nida Khurshid and Jojo Fleites have been cast in The CW’s Supernatural prequel series pilot The Winchesters. The potential series will focus on Sam and Dean Winchester’s parents John and Mary, and their love story.

Candy will premiere on hulu May 9. Candy Montgomery is a 1980 housewife and mother who did everything right – good husband, two kids, nice house, even the careful planning and execution of transgressions – but when the pressure of conformity builds within her, her actions scream for just a bit of freedom. Until someone tells her to shush. With deadly results. The five episode series stars Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey, Timothy Simons, Pablo Schreiber, and Raúl Esparza.  

Apple TV+ will air Spanish drama series Midnight Family. The series follows Marigaby Tamayo, an ambitious and gifted medical student by day, who spends her nights saving lives throughout a sprawling, contrasted and fascinating Mexico City aboard her family’s privately owned ambulance. It will will feature an entirely Hispanic cast and crew, led by Joaquín Cosío, Renata Vaca, Diego Calva, Yalitza Aparicio, Itzan Escamilla, José María de Tavira, Óscar Jaenada, Dolores Heredia, Mariana Gómez, and Sergio Bautista. 

Chris Sullivan has been cast in ABC’s comedy pilot The Son in Law. This potential series will be Sullivan’s post This Is Us project as the series comes to an end this season. The potential series follows a man trying to impress his fiance’s parents and earn their approval. 

Gbenga Akinnagbe, Kyle Vincent Terry and Caroline Chikezie have joined the cast of Starz’s Power Book II: Ghost. They will recur in the upcoming third season. 

Grammy nominees Brothers Osborne, BTS, Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X With Jack Harlow, and Olivia Rodrigo are set to perform at The 64th Annual Grammy Awards. The event will be hosted by Trevor Noah and will air live on CBS April 3. 

Season 7 of Fear the Walking Dead returns for its second half April 17. Months have passed after the nuclear blast, and the only one thriving is Victor. Having built a fiefdom, he callously selects who will have a chance at life. The other members of the group have suffered immensely, but out of that has come a fierce determination to live, even if it means taking Strand’s Tower by force and continuing the search for “Padre”, a mythical place no one is sure really exists. The new episodes will reintroduce Kim Dickens’ Madison, who was presumed to have died when we last saw her in season four. 

HBO’s The Time Traveler’s Wife will premiere this May. Adapted from the book by Audrey Niffenegger the series tells the intricate and magical love story of Clare and Henry, and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

Netflix’s docuseries Our Great National Parks will premiere April 13. President Barack Obama narrates the five episode series that invites viewers to celebrate and discover the power of our planet’s greatest national parks and wild spaces.

HBO Max’s docuseries One Perfect Shot will premiere March 24. The series features filmmakers including Patty Jenkins, Aaron Sorkin, Kasi Lemmons, Jon M. Chu, Malcolm D. Lee and Michael Mann. Each episode sees one acclaimed director with an arsenal of visual tools to pull back the curtain on their most iconic shots. Directors enter each shot, walking through the scene in 360 degree moments that allow viewers to join an immersive exploration of moviemaking. Filmmakers share their obstacles, challenges, lessons and triumphs as they detail the road to their one perfect shot. 

Netflix’s He’s Expecting will premiere April 21. When a successful cisgender man who’s got it all figured out becomes pregnant, he’s forced to confront social inequities he’d never considered before.

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

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