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Your TV Source Roundup: Netflix Orders ‘Trivia Quest’, ‘Good Trouble’ Trailer, ‘Call the Midwife’ Premiere Date, ‘Blockbuster’ Adds Cast, ‘Are You the One – Global Edition’ Ordered, Kal Penn Joins ‘The Santa Clause’, and More!

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Netflix’s first daily, interactive trivia series Trivia Quest will premiere April 1. One episode will premiere daily through the month featuring 24 questions. The twelve standard and twelve hard questions will cover categories including science, history, entertainment, sports, art and geography. It is based on the Trivia Crack app and franchise.

Freeform’s Good Trouble returns for season four March 9. The new season will see the cast deal with big changes, meet some new people and get into even more trouble along the way.

Season eleven of Call the Midwife will premiere on PBS March 20. The eight episode season follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House in London’s East End. The new season picks up in the spring of 1967, where celebrations are underway for a colorful Easter bonnet parade outside Nonnatus House. 

Netflix’s comedy series Blockbuster has added Tyler Alvarez, Madeleine Arthur, and Olga Merediz as series regulars. They join previously announced regulars Randall Park and Melissa Fumero. Additionally, JB Smoove and Kamaia Fairburn will guest star. The ten episode ensemble comedy takes place in the last Blockbuster Video in America, and explores what it takes – and more specifically who it takes – for a small business to succeed against all odds. 

Paramount+ is expanding their Are You the One? franchise with Are You the One – Global Edition. 22 recently single men and women from around the globe will be put through an extensive matchmaking process to find their “Perfect Match.” Hailing from around the world and living together under one roof at an international location, these singles will have one shared goal: to find “the one.” Each week, the singles will have an opportunity to find their match, and if they can identify all 11 couples at the same time, they’ll split a massive cash prize. 

Kal Penn has been cast in Disney+’s upcoming limited series The Santa Clause. Penn joins Tim Allen and Elizabeth Mitchell who appeared in the film series. The series will premiere later this year. 

Antonia Thomas is set to appear in the current season of ABC’s The Good Doctor. The actress previously starred in the series for four seasons and left to pursue other roles. She hinted she may appear again when she left, and now we know she will appear in the current fifth season. 

Nico Greetham will recur in the third and final season of hulu’s Love, Victor. He will play a new friend from church that Victor meets. The final season will premiere June 15.  

Skylar Astin is set for a recurring role on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. He will first appear in the episode airing March 24. 

Prime Video has ordered a new series from Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Details about the project are being kept quiet for now. Prime Video previously streamed her series Fleabag. 

Charlie Sheen, Kevin Connolly and Kevin Dillon will headline a pilot for a potential new dramedy series titled Ramble On. The series will also feature Martin Sheen, Kimiko Glenn, Bre-Z, John C. McGinley, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Zulay Henao, Mark Cuban, James Hiroyuki Liao, Harvey Guillén, Ana Ortiz, Sara Sanderson, Mikaela Hoover and Adam Waheed. 

Season four of Desus & Mero premieres on Showtime March 10. The series features the duo giving their take on the day’s hot topics and chatting with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more. Upcoming guests this season include Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg and Tom Holland, Pusha T and Damson Idris. The new season will also see the series return to a weekly schedule with one episode premiering every Thursday after airing twice weekly last season. 

Skye Townsend has been promoted to series regular on the upcoming third season of HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show. Townsend was a featured player in the second season. Laci Mosley, who was a featured player in season two, will not be returning for the third season. Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black and Gabrielle Dennis are returning as series regulars. 

ABC’s comedy pilot Josef has added Rory O’Malley and Mia Katigbak. They join Jo Koy who was previously cast in the pilot. The potential series follows a divorced Filipino American nurse attempting to navigate dating, fatherhood and a very Filipino mother who loves to “help.”

Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen will premiere on March 10. Eliminated chefs will go head-to-head to try to cook their way back into the competition. 

The first presenters for the 94th Oscars on ABC have been announced. Kevin Costner, Zoe Kravitz, Lady Gaga, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock and Yuh-Jung Youn will each appear on the live broadcast March 27. Additional talent will be announced at a later date. 

Tarek El Moussa and Christina Haack have signed new multi year deals with HGTV. The Flip or Flop stars also have their own series on the network including Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa, which will return early 2023, and Christina on the Coast, which will return late 2022 New episodes of Flip or Flop air Thursdays on HGTV.

CNN+ will be $2.99 a month at launch. That rate will lock in for life as long as subscribers remain active. Otherwise, a subscription will cost $5.99 a month or $59.99 a year. The new streaming service will likely launch around the time the Discovery and WarnerMedia merger closes. 

Help! My House Is Haunted: Celebrity Edition will premiere on discovery+ March 13. The six episode series follows paranormal investigators Ian Lawman, Barri Ghai and Jayne Harris as they explore supernatural activity. The trio use their supernatural specialties to investigate the haunted properties of UK celebrities Frankie Essex, Charlotte Crosby and Alex Best. 

ABC News has set a primetime special to air March 4 at 8 on ABC titled Putin’s War: The Battle to Save Ukraine. The special will be in place of an episode of Shark Tank. The special will see David Muir reporting live from the Ukraine-Poland border, taking an in-depth look at the crisis, its impact on the Ukrainian people and lasting effects on those in the region and worldwide. It will also feature reports from ABC News journalists and correspondents. 

Survivor winner Kim Wolfe will star in HGTV’s new series Why the Heck Did I Buy This House? The designer, home renovator and busy mom of three will use her expert skills to help clients who snapped up their home at first sight but are now stuck in lifeless spaces with dysfunctional layouts, outdated style and overlooked potential. Kim will go all in pouring concrete foundations, nailing roof beams, installing framing and hanging drywall to bring her design vision to life – and will make these families finally fall in love with their reinvented dream home. The seven episode season will premiere March 30. 

Hulu will become the streaming home of FX series American Crime Story, American Horror Story and Pose. The series previously streamed on Netflix. The series will debut on the streamer March 7. 

The new season of Signs of a Psychopath will premiere on Investigation Discovery March 9. The series gives viewers a frightening peek into the deranged psyches of some of the most notorious, terrifying individuals.

HBO Max’s new series Minx will premiere March 17. In the 1970s, Joyce is a young feminist from Los Angeles who creates an unlikely bond with editor Doug as they set out to create the first women’s erotic magazine. The series stars Ophelia Lovibond and Jake Johnson. 

Netflix’s new series The Principles of Pleasure will premiere on the streamer March 22. Sex, joy and modern science converge in this eye-opening series that celebrates the complex world of women’s pleasure – and puts old-fashioned myths to rest.

Season two of The Boarding School: Las Cumbres will premiere on Prime Video April 1. The discipline within the center will be even greater after the riot caused by the death of Elías. To this is added the murder of Rita, whose similarities with previous crimes suggest that a serial killer is prowling around the school, so everyone could be in danger. 

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

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